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.]

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.

2.

To view and examine officially, as troops, arms, goods offered, work done for the public, etc.; to oversee; to superintend.

Sir W. Temple.

 

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In*spect", n. [L. inspectus. See Inspect, v. t.]

Inspection.

[Obs.]

Thomson.

 

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