from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An inspection or investigation that is carried out at random or limited to a few instances.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A cursory inspection or examination or the inspection or examination of a sample of something.
  • v. To inspect or examine briefly, or by sampling.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a check on work performance or product quality made at random times without warning


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