spot check

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  1. a random sampling or quick sample investigation: A spot check showed that at least ten percent of the items were defective.

Origin of spot check

First recorded in 1940–45

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Other definitions for spot-check (2 of 2)

[ spot-chek ]

verb (used with object)
  1. to examine or investigate by means of a spot check.

verb (used without object)
  1. to conduct a spot check.

Origin of spot-check

First recorded in 1940–45

Other words from spot-check

  • spot-checker, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use spot check in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for spot check

spot check

  1. a quick random examination

  2. a check made without prior warning

  1. (tr) to perform a spot check on

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