- 1 an official visit to a school, factory, etc. in order to check that rules are being obeyed and that standards are acceptable Regular inspections are carried out at the prison. The principal went on a tour of inspection of all the classrooms.
- 2the act of looking closely at something or someone, especially to check that everything is as it should be synonym examination The documents are available for inspection. On closer inspection, the notes proved to be forgeries. Engineers carried out a thorough inspection of the track.
nounjump to other results