Inspect In*spect", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inspected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inspecting}.] [L. inspectus, p. p. of inspicere to inspect; pref. in- in + specere to look at, to view: cf. F. inspecter, fr. L. inspectare, freq. fr. inspicere. See {Spy}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To look upon; to view closely and critically, esp. in order to ascertain quality or condition, to detect errors, etc., to examine; to scrutinize; to investigate; as, to inspect conduct. [1913 Webster]

2. To view and examine officially, as troops, arms, goods offered, work done for the public, etc.; to oversee; to superintend. --Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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