Meaning of spot check

spot' check"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a random sampling or quick sample investigation: A spot check showed that at least ten percent of the items were defective.


Pronunciation: (spot'chek"), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to examine or investigate by means of a spot check.
  1. to conduct a spot check.
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