physical inspection

The careful *examination of a *tangible asset. Physical inspection is an important means of gathering and *evaluating *audit evidence for inventory, *property plant, and equipment, and other assets. It is a form of *substantive testing. The term is often used synonymously with *physical verification.

Auditor's dictionary. 2014.

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