/ ɪnˈspekʃn; NAmE / noun [ U , C ]
an official visit to a school, factory, etc. in order to check that rules are being obeyed and that standards are acceptable :
Regular inspections are carried out at the prison.
The head went on a tour of inspection of all the classrooms.
the act of looking closely at sth/sb, especially to check that everything is as it should be
SYN examination :
The documents are available for inspection .
On closer inspection , the notes proved to be forgeries.
Engineers carried out a thorough inspection of the track.