Meaning of INSPECTION in English

/ 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.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.