inspect

Definitions

  • Prince Api, Borne in a Palanquin, Inspects His Funerary Domain
    Prince Api, Borne in a Palanquin, Inspects His Funerary Domain
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v inspect examine carefully for accuracy with the intent of verification "audit accounts and tax returns"
    • v inspect come to see in an official or professional capacity "The governor visited the prison","The grant administrator visited the laboratory"
    • v inspect look over carefully "Please inspect your father's will carefully"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The job that's never ended--Cleaning up for inspection The job that's never ended--Cleaning up for inspection
Lords of the Admiralty inspect the fleet Lords of the Admiralty inspect the fleet

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Rochester, Michigan, anyone bathing in public must have his or her bathing suit inspected by a police officer.
    • n Inspect Inspection.
    • Inspect To look upon; to view closely and critically, esp. in order to ascertain quality or condition, to detect errors, etc., to examine; to scrutinize; to investigate; as, to inspect conduct.
    • Inspect To view and examine officially, as troops, arms, goods offered, work done for the public, etc.; to oversee; to superintend.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The stormtroopers in the original starwars are seen in many seen carrying long blasters. On closer inspection you can see that the blasters are actually WWII era German MG42 machine guns (modified slightly)
    • inspect To view closely and critically; examine (a thing or place) in order to ascertain its quality or condition; especially, to examine officially in order to make a formal report.
    • inspect Synonyms To scrutinize, investigate, oversee.
    • inspect To look closely; examine: with into.
    • n inspect Inspection.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Inspect in-spekt′ to look into: to examine: to look at narrowly: to superintend
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Quotations

  • Arthur Bloch
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    “A failure will not appear until a unit has passed final inspection.”
  • Frank Moore Colby
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    “By rights, satire is a lonely and introspective occupation, for nobody can describe a fool to the life without much patient self-inspection.”
  • Karl Kraus
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    “The world has become uglier since it began to look into a mirror every day; so let us settle for the mirror image and do without an inspection of the original.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. inspectus, p. p. of inspicere, to inspect; pref. in-, in + specere, to look at, to view: cf. F. inspecter, fr. L. inspectare, freq. fr. inspicere,. See Spy
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. inspectāre, freq. of inspicĕre, inspectumin, into, specĕre, to look.

Usage

In literature:

The voice offered to send the shirt round for my inspection.
"A Padre in France" by George A. Birmingham
Then she lifted her blue eyes and inspected him.
"The Gay Rebellion" by Robert W. Chambers
He now inspected it for the first time.
"Ralph on the Engine" by Allen Chapman
All that is important is that we should definitely break with the routine of the several courses and inspections.
"Cavalry in Future Wars" by Frederick von Bernhardi
The last medical inspection had been only perfunctory.
"Pariah Planet" by Murray Leinster
He felt, while she inspected him, like a brakeman.
"Whispering Smith" by Frank H. Spearman
One morning in making his usual inspection, he came upon a soldier who was particularly slovenly.
"Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman" by J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
Every few days I inspected them, only to find them empty.
"A Mountain Boyhood" by Joe Mills
Inspection of Battery to Determine Level of Electrolyte.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
I didn't even inspect the gleaming maze of apparatus.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930" by Various
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In poetry:

Light thou thy lamp, the wedding-garment wear,
And ev'ry proper ornament put on,
For God's inspection thy account prepare,
Ere thou art call'd before his aweful throne.
"A Memento Mori -- Or Remember Death" by Rees Prichard
Over the steppe, past Karbada
Where partridges arise from the kurgans
I wake up again, resurrected,
Waiting in ambush outside Muxrani
And once more I inspect my weapons.
"Once More Meeting The Kipchak" by Giorgi Leonidze
"We've pleasant homes below the sea -
Besides, if CAPTAIN CLEGGS should be
(As our advices say)
A judge of Mermaids, he will find
Our lady-fish of every kind
Inspection will repay."
"The Captain and the Mermaids" by William Schwenck Gilbert
He didn't, when he sunk a well,
Inspect the stuns and gravel;
To prove that Moses was a dunce,
Unfit for furrin travel;
He marvell'd at them works of God--
An' broke 'em up to mend the road!
"The Deacon And His Daughter" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
Who could be more indulg'd by fate?
The counsellor unlock'd the gate!
"Your servant, Sir," the barber cries,
"Something for your inspection lies
In here."--A smile upon his face,
And finger pointing to the place.
"The Wig" by William Hutton
Then she cried, Oh! father dear, come here and see the wreck,
See, here take the telescope, and you can inspect;
Oh! father, try and save them, and heaven will you bless;
But, my darling, no help can reach them in such a storm as this.
"Grace Darling or "The Wreck of the Forfarshire"" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Steel enclosure for vision inspection.
Company aims to move life science industry forward through customized supply chain, assembly and inspection screening services.
We have lightened the block, cleaned it up, and done a thorough inspection.
Engineer Mike Kelly, City of Austin, inspects damage of West Bouldin Creek caused by erosive effects of focused flows at a 90-degree turn.
Inspect now to head off problems.
The Brainerd Fire Department will host a course on the types of fire extinguishers , locations and markings, the use of extinguishers , inspection and maintenance, types and applications.
Washington County Fire and Rescue Association to inspect Fairplay .
Washington County Fire and Rescue Association to inspect Fairplay.
Fall a good time for furnace inspections.
Sentencing delayed for man who faked inspection records at Watts Bar Nuclear Plant.
Northern Beef Packers passes latest inspection, can now increase to 500.
DAVISBURG, MI-General Inspection, LLC (Gi) has just locked in a large sale with an Italian manufacture of fasteners .
Japanese nuclear regulators inspected ground structures at the country's only operating nuclear power plant on Friday to examine if an existing fault line is active.
FMCSA to validate driver medical cards during inspection.
The state now has identified and obtained pollution-control permits for all large open feedlot operations and is on track to inspect all of them every five years.
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In science:

In particular the BCS selfconsistent equation at T > 0 has a simple and exact solution which can be proved by simple inspection.
Understanding BCS Theory
This can be checked easily by simple inspection.
Understanding BCS Theory
By inspecting Proposition 6, we see that this is the same as ζ φ(sij ) .
Complex cobordism of involutions
Upon close inspection however, the slope in the transition region for the protein-like copolymer is approximately half of that for the random sequence.
Coil-Globule Transition for Regular, Random and Specially Designed Copolymers: Monte Carlo Simulation and Self-Consistent Field Theory
It is seen by inspection that this set of diagrams is included in the set of diagrams defining δ to be a A − A bicomodule.
The categorical theory of relations and quantizations
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