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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

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  • noun idiomatic A cursory inspection or examination or the inspection or examination of a sample of something.
  • verb idiomatic To inspect or examine briefly, or by sampling.

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

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

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