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Webster 1913 Edition


Inspection

In-spec′tion

,
Noun.
[L.
inspectio
: cf. F.
inspection
.]
1.
The act or process of inspecting or looking at carefully; a strict or prying examination; close or careful scrutiny; investigation.
Spenser.
With narrow search, and with
inspection
deep,
Considered every creature.
Milton.
2.
The act of overseeing; official examination or superintendence.
Trial by inspection
(O. Eng. Law)
,
a mode of trial in which the case was settled by the individual observation and decision of the judge upon the testimony of his own senses, without the intervention of a jury.
Abbott.

Webster 1828 Edition


Inspection

INSPEC'TION

,
Noun.
[L. inspectio.]
1.
A looking on or into; prying examination; close or careful survey; as the divine inspection into the affairs of the world.
2.
Watch; guardianship; as a youth placed at school under the inspection of a friend.
3.
Superintendence; oversight. The fortifications are to be executed under the inspection of an officer of the army.
4.
Official view; a careful viewing and examining of commodities or manufactures, to ascertain their quality; as the inspection of flour.
5.
Official examination, as of arms, to see that they are in good order for service.

Definition 2022


inspection

inspection

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Noun

inspection (plural inspections)

  1. Act of examining something, often closely.
    Upon closer inspection, the animal turned out to be a dolphin, not a shark!
  2. Organization that checks that certain laws or rules are obeyed.
    The inspection fined the restaurant's owner because the kitchen was dirty.

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Etymology

From Old French inspeccion, from Latin inspectiō (examination, inspection), from the verb inspectō (I inspect), from spectō (I observe, I watch), frequentive of speciō (I look at).

Noun

inspection f (plural inspections)

  1. inspection (act of examining something, often closely)