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spot-check

[spot-chek]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to examine or investigate by means of a spot check.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to conduct a spot check.
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Origin of spot-check

First recorded in 1940–45
Related formsspot-check·er, noun

spot check

noun
  1. 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
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Related Words for spot-check

check, test

British Dictionary definitions for spot-check

spot check

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