inspection

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EtymologyEdit

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).

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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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EtymologyEdit

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).

NounEdit

inspection f (plural inspections)

  1. inspection (act of examining something, often closely)
Last modified on 13 April 2014, at 07:33