Inspection vs Approval - What's the difference?

inspection | approval |


As nouns the difference between inspection and approval

is that inspection is act of examining something, often closely while approval is an expression granting permission; an indication of agreement with a proposal; an acknowledgement that a person, thing or event meets requirements.

inspection

English

Alternative forms

* enspection * (l) (obsolete)

Noun

(en noun)
  • Act of examining something, often closely.
  • Upon closer inspection, the animal turned out to be a dolphin, not a shark!
  • Organization that checks that certain laws or rules are obeyed.
  • The inspection fined the restaurant's owner because the kitchen was dirty.

    Synonyms

    * examination * scrutiny

    Anagrams

    * ----

    approval

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An expression granting permission; an indication of agreement with a proposal; an acknowledgement that a person, thing or event meets requirements.
  • I need to get an approval on this purchase order.
  • An expression of favorable acceptance and encouragement; a compliment that also condones.
  • Words of approval never seem to come from him.
  • (especially, philately) Something mailed by a seller to a collector to match his stated interests; he can approve of or return the item.
  • Synonyms

    * (expression granting permission or indicating agreement) approbation, sanction * (expression of favorable acceptance and encouragement) commendation