- 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.
Origin of inspection
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Examples from the Web for self-inspection
Pride, and the absence of any power of self-inspection, kept her blind to her disease.Sandra Belloni, Complete
Self-inspection tends to concentrate the forces of the soul.
That was a time which called for a startling and vivid contrast to lead minds into self-inspection.The Lives of the Saints, Volume 1 (of 16)
It is a curious exemplification of what Shaftesbury has so fancifully described as “self-inspection.”Calamities and Quarrels of Authors
Word Origin and History for self-inspection
late 14c., from Old French inspeccion "inspection, examination" (13c.), from Latin inspectionem (nominative inspectio) "a looking into," noun of action from past participle stem of inspicere "look into, inspect, examine," from in- "into" (see in- (2)) + specere "to look" (see scope (n.1)).