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spot check

1. noun An inspection that is random and/or occurs only for a limited time. Because I've gotten reports that some of you are abandoning your posts early, there will be spot checks for the foreseeable future.
2. verb To make such an inspection. Because I've gotten reports that some of you are abandoning your posts early, I will be spot checking you all for the foreseeable future.
See also: check, spot
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Small, battery-powered and portable, these instruments are said to be ideal for troubleshooting and spot checking temperatures.
Follow-up performance audits are scheduled on short notice by the corporate staff for spot checking.
Commissioner Miele highlighted the Building Department's move toward self-certification by architects, engineers and licensed tradespersons as a means of "squeezing out bureaucratic delays in the approval, permitting and inspection processes." He explained that the Buildings Department "will assure that all standards are met by spot checking some 20 percent of the work in progress."