inspector

An inspector is someone who looks into, observes, and examines things — it's also a word for a detective.

The government employs many inspectors — an inspector has to check out the kitchen of a restaurant to see if they're following the rules for cleanliness. Hospitals need to let inspectors check things out, to make sure conditions are safe. Many types of business have inspectors — especially if there's a health concern. An inspector observes things carefully — an inspector checks things out.

Definitions of inspector
  1. noun
    an investigator who observes carefully
    synonyms: examiner
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    bank examiner
    an examiner appointed to audit the accounts of banks in a given jurisdiction
    checker
    one who checks the correctness of something
    scrutiniser, scrutinizer
    a careful examiner; someone who inspects with great care
    canvasser, scrutineer
    someone who examines votes at an election
    type of:
    investigator
    someone who investigates
  2. noun
    a high ranking police officer
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    type of:
    officer, police officer, policeman
    a member of a police force
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