inspection

  

Definition

Critical appraisal involving examination, measurement, testing, gauging, and comparison of materials or items. An inspection determines if the material or item is in proper quantity and condition, and if it conforms to the applicable or specified requirements. Inspection is generally divided into three categories: (1) Receiving inspection, (2) In-process inspection, and (3) Final inspection. In quality control (which is guided by the principle that "Quality cannot be inspected into a product") the role of inspection is to verify and validate the variance data; it does not involve separating the good from the bad.

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  • A further inspection into the case revealed the business project was designed and created by geniuses who had planned everything out.

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  • It was time for our monthly inspection, which always made me nervous because I thought we might get a bit messy.

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  • If your company has to undergo an inspection you must make sure that everything is up to code before it starts.

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