in·spec·tion /ɪnˈspɛkʃən/ noun plural in·spec·tions
the act of looking at something closely in order to learn more about it, to find problems, etc. :
the act of inspecting something [noncount
] ▪ Close inspection of the candles revealed some small defects. ▪ On closer inspection, [=when it was examined more closely] the painting proved to be a fake.
] ▪ The mechanic made/did a thorough inspection of the car. = The mechanic carried out a thorough inspection.
an official visit to a school, hospital, etc., in order to see if rules are being followed and things are in their proper condition [count
] ▪ Regular inspections are required of all restaurants in the area.
] ▪ The barracks are ready for inspection.