Learner's definition of INSPECTION
the act of looking at something closely in order to learn more about it, to find problems, etc.
the act of inspecting something
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.
an official visit to a school, hospital, etc., in order to see if rules are being followed and things are in their proper condition