General English

  • noun the process of examining something closely


  • noun a careful check to see if something is in the correct condition or if there are problems

Cars & Driving

  • noun a type of examination which serves to evaluate the operating condition of a component or system; the inspection may identify the need for servicing or repair.


  • A visual survey of construction work—either completed or in progress—to ensure that it complies with the contract documents.
  • Examination of the work by a public official, owner's representative, or others.


  • noun an act of inspecting a person or thing

Real Estate

  • noun a thorough examination of something with the aim of forming an opinion or making a judgement