inspection

[ in-spek-shuh n ]
/ ɪnˈspɛk ʃən /

noun

the act of inspecting or viewing, especially carefully or critically: an inspection of all luggage on the plane.
formal or official viewing or examination: an inspection of the troops.

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Origin of inspection

1350–1400; Middle English inspeccio(u)n < Latin inspectiōn- (stem of inspectiō). See inspect, -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM inspection

in·spec·tion·al, adjectivepre·in·spec·tion, nounre·in·spec·tion, nounself-in·spec·tion, noun
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