Etymology
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inspection (n.)

late 14c., from Old French inspeccion "inspection, examination" (13c., Modern French inspection), from Latin inspectionem (nominative inspectio) "a looking into," noun of action from past participle stem of inspicere "look at, observe, view; look into, inspect, examine," from in- "into" (from PIE root *en "in") + specere "to look" (from PIE root *spek- "to observe"). Old English used onbesceawung as a loan-translation of Latin inspectio. Related: Inspectional.

updated on March 06, 2018

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Definitions of inspection from WordNet

inspection (n.)
a formal or official examination;
we had to wait for the inspection before we could use the elevator
Synonyms: review
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