inspection


inspection
inspection in‧spec‧tion [ɪnˈspekʆn] noun [countable, uncountable]
1. a visit to a factory or other building to check that everything is satisfactory and all rules are being obeyed:

• The factory has regular inspections by the Health and Safety Executive.

2. an official check done on something to see that it is of the right standard or quality, or whether it is safe to use:

• The Federal Aviation Administration has ordered inspections of the propeller shafts on all similar planes.

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inspection UK US /ɪnˈspekʃən/ noun [C or U]
the act of looking at something carefully to check its quality or condition: carry out/make an inspection »

Normally you will carry out an inspection of the goods as soon as possible after delivery.

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a close/detailed/thorough inspection

on closer/close inspection »

The goods looked fine, but, on closer inspection, several items were found to be faulty.

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Please present your ID for inspection when entering the building.

HR, WORKPLACE an official visit to a building or organization to check that everything is correct and legal: carry out/make/conduct an inspection »

The architect proposes to carry out an inspection of the building.

a routine/regular/surprise inspection »

They found contamination on some equipment during a routine inspection in October.

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The premises are subject to a full inspection by Council officers each year.

fail/pass an inspection »

The hospital must first pass an inspection.

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a health and safety inspection

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When you're buying a house, you need to get a house inspection done first, to make sure the house is in good condition.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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