Search Result for "inspection":
1. a formal or official examination;
- Example: "the platoon stood ready for review"
- Example: "we had to wait for the inspection before we could use the elevator"
[syn: inspection, review]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Inspection \In*spec"tion\, n. [L. inspectio: cf. F. inspection.] 1. The act or process of inspecting or looking at carefully; a strict or prying examination; close or careful scrutiny; investigation. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] With narrow search, and with inspection deep, Considered every creature. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of overseeing; official examination or superintendence. [1913 Webster] Trial by inspection (O. Eng. Law), a mode of trial in which the case was settled by the individual observation and decision of the judge upon the testimony of his own senses, without the intervention of a jury. --Abbott. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
inspection n 1: a formal or official examination; "the platoon stood ready for review"; "we had to wait for the inspection before we could use the elevator" [syn: inspection, review]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
69 Moby Thesaurus words for "inspection": accounting, analysis, application, automatic electronic navigation, boning, brainwork, braking, checkup, computation, conning, contemplation, coordination, cram, cramming, drill, engrossment, examination, exercise, extensive study, eyeball inspection, fact distribution, forecasts, grind, grinding, headwork, inquest, inquiry, inquisition, investigation, lucubration, manipulation, mental labor, nonlinear calibrations, ocular inspection, output measurement, overhaul, overhauling, oversight, overview, perlustration, perusal, practice, probe, processing, quality control, reading, record keeping, research, restudy, restudying, review, run-through, scan, scrutiny, steering, study, studying, subject, supersonic flow detection, supervision, surveillance, survey, swotting, the eye, vetting, view, visitation, visual examination, wide readingThe Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (26 July 2010):
A formal evaluation technique in which software requirements, design, or code are examined in detail by a person or group other than the author to detect faults, violations of development standards, and other problems. (1996-05-22)Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
INSPECTION, comm. law. The examination of certain articles made by law subject to such examination, so that they may be declared fit for commerce. The decision of the inspectors is not final; the object' of the law is to protect the community from fraud, and to preserve the character of the merchandise abroad. 8 Cowen, R. 45. See 1 John. 205; 13 John. R. 331; 2 Caines, R. 312; 3 Caines, R. 207.Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
INSPECTION, practice. Examination. 2. The inspection of all public records is free to all persons who have an interest in them, upon payment of the usual fees. 7 Mod. 129; 1 Str. 304; 2 Str. 260, 954, 1005. But it seems a mere stranger who has no such interest, has no right, at common law. 8 T. R. 390. Vide Trial by inspection.