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inspect

[in′spekt]
(industrial engineering)
To examine an object to determine whether it conforms to standards; may employ sight, hearing, touch, odor, or taste.
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Involuntarily I shrank back as one of the creatures approached to inspect us.
I glanced at Perry as the thing passed me to inspect him.
I have to inspect a new pattern of camp beadstead," he explained calmly.
Cocky, staring at the open door, was in just the stage of determining whether or not he should more closely inspect that crack of exit to the wider world, which inspection, in turn, would determine whether or not he should venture out through the crack, when his eyes beheld the eyes of the second discoverer staring in.
He is going in a Government vessel to inspect the lighthouses on the North of Scotland, and on the Orkney and Shetland Islands--and, having noticed how worn and ill my poor boy looks, he most kindly invites George to be his guest on the voyage.
The suitors of Penelope are buried by their kinsmen, and Odysseus, after sacrificing to the Nymphs, sails to Elis to inspect his herds.
He got down from the table and crossed the room to inspect the ruins.
The time and labor required to inspect products using the customer's current manual system were costly; inspections were completed by workers who sat at inspection tables and manually checked the small parts, some of which were less than an inch in diameter, as they moved down a conveyor.
But the UAE has every right to inspect ships in its waters--just as Iran has every right to inspect foreign vessels in its waters, a right Iran has proclaimed not a few times.
Unlike traditional sensors, there's no limit to the number of part features that a single Checker can inspect.
But despite the hundreds of complaints, Humphreys said fewer than 1 percent of the gas pumps his office inspects overcharge customers.
It takes about four to five seconds to inspect a piece of wood using XRF units, increasing sorting times by up to 10 fold; however in this case the efficiency of sorting reaches nearly 100 percent.