on closer inspection

Definition of on closer inspection

:when examined more closely
  • On closer inspection, the painting proved to be a fake.

Word by Word Definitions

closer play
  1. : one that closes

inspection play
  1. : the act of inspecting

  2. : recognition of a familiar pattern leading to immediate solution of a mathematical problem

  3. : a checking or testing of an individual against established standards


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