Inspection - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪnˈspekʃn|  American pronunciation of the word inspection
Brit.  |ɪnˈspekʃn|  British pronunciation of the word inspection


- a formal or official examination (syn: review)
we had to wait for the inspection before we could use the elevator

Extra examples

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.

On closer inspection the money turned out to be counterfeit.

An inspection was carried out at the school.

Copies of the documents are available for inspection (=people can look at them) at local libraries.

However, on closer inspection, a number of problems emerged.

Close inspection of the plane's engines revealed several small defects.

Only a cursory inspection of the building's electrical wiring was done.

The factory must pass inspection before it becomes operative.

On completion of the building, they make a final inspection.

Product inspection is the responsibility of the employees themselves.

...the news that we had failed the auto inspection shook us up...

Word forms

singular: inspection
plural: inspections
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