• Prince Api, Borne in a Palanquin, Inspects His Funerary Domain
    Prince Api, Borne in a Palanquin, Inspects His Funerary Domain
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n inspection a formal or official examination "the platoon stood ready for review","we had to wait for the inspection before we could use the elevator"
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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.
    • Inspection The act of overseeing; official examination or superintendence.
    • Inspection The act or process of inspecting or looking at carefully; a strict or prying examination; close or careful scrutiny; investigation. "With narrow search, and with inspection deep,
      Considered every creature."
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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)
    • n inspection The act of inspecting; critical examination; close or careful survey; specifically, a formal or official inquiry by actual observation into the state, efficiency, safety, quality, etc., of something of special moment, as troops, police, buildings, steam-vessels, drugs, etc.
    • n inspection Synonyms Investigation, Search, etc. See examination.
    • n inspection A district subject to official inspection.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Inspection the act of inspecting or looking into: careful or official examination
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  • Arthur Bloch
    Arthur Bloch
    “A failure will not appear until a unit has passed final inspection.”
  • Frank Moore Colby
    “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
    “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.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. inspectio,: cf. F. inspection,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. inspectāre, freq. of inspicĕre, inspectumin, into, specĕre, to look.


In literature:

When am I to be trotted out for inspection?
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
The Emperor inspected the Guards, and gave each soldier one and a half silver roubles.
"Diaries of Sir Moses and Lady Montefiore, Volume I" by Sir Moses Montefiore
The bureau inspects all imported live animals and under certain conditions will inspect live animals intended for exportation.
"The Young Farmer: Some Things He Should Know" by Thomas Forsyth Hunt
With a wry face Jim held the thing up for Percy's inspection.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
The inspector inspects the major, and, accompanied by the latter, inspects the staff officers.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
Miss Pinckney, seeming not to hear him in the least, took the girl by both hands, and holding her so as if for inspection stared at her.
"The Ghost Girl" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
All of the inspection laws passed after 1632 were formally repealed in 1641.
"Tobacco in Colonial Virginia" by Melvin Herndon
After his inspection of the Field Forces the garrison troops and the fortress defences had to be inspected.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
Milk inspection is saving the lives of more children every year, as meat inspection is prolonging the lives of the poor.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 3, July 1908." by Various
The company was assembled, roll-call followed and there was a brief inspection of arms.
"Uncle Sam's Boys in the Ranks" by H. Irving Hancock

In poetry:

They'd had 'em inspected that morning
And Sam had got into disgrace,
For when sergeant had looked down the barrel
A sparrow flew out in his face.
"Sam's Christmas Pudding" by Marriott Edgar
"Inspector Kobold came to you - "
The little Ghost began.
Here I broke in - "Inspector who?
Inspecting Ghosts is something new!
Explain yourself, my man!"
"Phantasmagoria Canto III ( Scarmoges )" by Lewis Carroll
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
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
'Twas about five o'clock in the morning the fire did break out,
While one of the workmen was inspecting the premises round about—
Luckily before any one had begun their work for the day—
So he instantly gave the alarm without delay.
"The Clepington Catastrophe" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

A seafood restaurant in Pharr is off to a rocky start with high demerits on a health inspection.
Taqueria El Ranchito, The Grasshopper Club fail inspection.
Two San Antonio-area restaurants failed their recent health inspections with a combined 68 demerits.
Inspection of drug company finds violations.
The Webster City City Council approved a motion to change the sump pump inspection due date from June 1 to July 2.
In its 2000 annual survey, Quality Magazine found that only 43.9% of manufacturers were performing "in-process" inspections of parts.
Today, the same survey indicates that 95% of manufacturers are doing some sort of in-process inspection.
Test & Inspection: NIR Line-Scan Imaging.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency recently said that its continued testing of BC salmon has not turned up the deadly and highly-infectious Atlantic salmon virus.
Kevin Yarborough inspects a car accident in front of the First United Methodist Church in Newton Thursday.
Cleveland-based Safeguard Properties inspects and maintains more than a million foreclosed homes per month across the United States.
Woolf Aircraft Products Inc developed an inspection tool that can beused to measure a leg length, as well as the actual throat of a weld.
In the past three years, 28 states have passed laws that require annual fire door inspections.
A floodgate is inspected in New Orleans.
And then when it comes right down to it, if focused inspection and the analysis of the data from focused inspection dete...

In science:

By inspection of (6.21), this implies that w1 , too, is a power of v .
Localization for Discrete One Dimensional Random Word Models
Inspection of the amplitude spectra (or periodograms) of the m = 2 perturbations which appear in our runs shows that this assumption is reasonable.
On the Spiral Structure of NGC 2915 and Dark Matter
Inspection of panels (A) and (B) reveals that after a brief, initial period of dynamical readjustment, the ring moves continuously in the direction of higher latitudes (i.e., the −eθ -direction) and larger radii.
Magnetic Fields in Massive Stars. II. The Buoyant Rise of Magnetic Flux Tubes Through the Radiative Interior
Inspection of the relevant panels of Figure 8 indicates that as in the case of the a0 = 10−4 he0 tube considered earlier in this section, the initial poleward motion is driven by the magnetic tension force.
Magnetic Fields in Massive Stars. II. The Buoyant Rise of Magnetic Flux Tubes Through the Radiative Interior
Otherwise the cosmic rays were removed using the task COSMICRAYS and/or under visual inspection.
Optical spectroscopy and the UV luminosity function of galaxies in the Abell 1367, Coma and Virgo clusters