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[in-spek-shuh n] /ɪnˈspɛk ʃən/

the act of or viewing, especially carefully or critically:
an inspection of all luggage on the plane.
formal or official viewing or examination:
an inspection of the troops.

late 14c., from Old French inspeccion “inspection, examination” (13c.), from Latin inspectionem (nominative inspectio) “a looking into,” noun of action from past participle stem of inspicere “look into, inspect, examine,” from in- “into” (see in- (2)) + specere “to look” (see scope (n.1)).

A formal evaluation technique in which software requirements, design, or code are examined in detail by a person or group other than the author to detect faults, violations of development standards, and other problems.


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