Definition of inspection
- solve an equation by inspection
Close inspection of the candles revealed some small defects.
Regular inspections are required of all restaurants in the area.
The barracks are ready for inspection.
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: the act of looking at something closely in order to learn more about it, to find problems, etc. : the act of inspecting something
: an official visit to a school, hospital, etc., in order to see if rules are being followed and things are in their proper condition
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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