From Middle French, 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”).
inspection (plural inspections)
- Act of examining something, often closely.
- Upon closer inspection, the animal turned out to be a dolphin, not a shark!
- 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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inspection f (plural inspections)
- inspection (act of examining something, often closely)