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

First recorded in 1940–45

Other definitions for spot check (2 of 2)

spot-check
[ spot-chek ]
/ ˈspɒtˌtʃɛk /

verb (used with object)
to examine or investigate by means of a spot check.
verb (used without object)
to conduct a spot check.

Origin of spot-check

First recorded in 1940–45

OTHER WORDS FROM spot-check

spot-checker, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for spot check

spot check

noun
a quick random examination
a check made without prior warning
verb spot-check
(tr) to perform a spot check on
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