Careful examination or scrutiny: on closer inspection it looked like a fossil please have your tickets ready for inspection [count noun]: we carry out regular safety inspections
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- Usually, a purchaser should rely upon his own inspection and his surveyor's report.
- That explains why Reed started his own company specializing in pipeline inspections.
- Such inspections are conducted only on the basis of complaints and to verify discrepancies.
examination, check, check-up, survey, scrutiny, look-over, probe, exploration, perusal, view, scan, observation, investigation, assessment, appraisal, review, evaluation; examining, checking, surveying, vetting, investigating, assessing, appraising, consideration