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spot check

[′spät ‚chek]
(industrial engineering)
A check or inspection of certain steps in an operation, process, or the like, of certain parts of a piece of equipment or of a representative lot of completed parts or articles; the steps or parts inspected would normally be only a small percentage of the total.

spot check

A method of quality control in the manufacturing process in which the samples are selected in a random fashion and their quality ascertained. This ensures that the items selected are typical of the entire production run.