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review

Noun

1 a new appraisal or evaluation [syn: reappraisal, revaluation, reassessment]
2 an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play) [syn: critique, critical review, review article]
3 a subsequent examination of a patient for the purpose of monitoring earlier treatment [syn: follow-up, followup, reexamination]
4 (accounting) a service (less exhaustive than an audit) that provides some assurance to interested parties as to the reliability of financial data [syn: limited review]
5 a variety show with topical sketches and songs and dancing and comedians [syn: revue]
6 a periodical that publishes critical essays on current affairs or literature or art
7 a summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion [syn: recapitulation, recap]
8 (law) a judicial reexamination of the proceedings of a court (especially by an appellate court)
9 practice intended to polish performance or refresh the memory [syn: brushup]
10 a formal or official examination; "the platoon stood ready for review"; "we had to wait for the inspection before we could use the elevator" [syn: inspection]

Verb

1 look at again; examine again; "let's review your situation" [syn: reexamine]
2 appraise critically; "She reviews books for the New York Times"; "Please critique this performance" [syn: critique]
3 hold a review (of troops) [syn: go over, survey]
4 refresh one's memory; "I reviewed the material before the test" [syn: brush up, refresh]
5 look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events, etc.); remember; "she reviewed her achievements with pride" [syn: look back, retrospect]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • /rɪˈvjuː/, /r`I"vju:/
  • Rhymes: -uː

Etymology

From reveue (French: revue), feminine past participle of reveeir (French: revoir), from revidere.

Noun

  1. A second or subsequent reading of a text or artifact.
    I need to make a review of the book before I can understand it.
  2. An account intended as a critical evaluation of a text or a piece of work.
    The newspaper review was full of praise for the play.
  3. A judicial reassessment of a case or an event.
    The victims demanded a full judical review of the case.
  4. A stage show made up of sketches etc.
    The Cambridge Footlights Review launched many Monty Python faces.
  5. A survey of the available items or material.
    The magazine contained a review of Paris restaurants.
  6. A periodical which makes a survey of the arts or some other field.
    The Times Literary Review is published in London.
  7. A military inspection or display for the benefit of superiors or VIPs.
    The troops assembled for a review by the Queen.
  8. A forensic inspection to assess compliance with regulations or some code.
    The regulators demanded a review against NYSE practices.

Translations

a second or subsequent reading of a text or artifact
an account intended as a critical evaluation of a text or a piece of work
  • Hungarian: kritika
a judicial reassessment of a case or an event
  • Hungarian: felülvizsgálat
a stage show made up of sketches
a survey of the available items or material
a periodical which makes a survey of the arts or some other field
  • Hungarian: folyóirat, szemle
a military inspection or display for the benefit of superiors or VIPs
  • Hungarian: szemle
a forensic inspection to assess compliance with regulations or some code

Verb

  1. To see again.
  2. To look back over in order to correct or edit; to revise.
  3. To survey; to look broadly over.
    Before I tackle the question directly, I must briefly review historical approaches to the problem.
  4. To write a critical evaluation of a new art work etc.; to write a review.
    The critic reviews every new play in London.

See also

Extensive Definition

See also critic.
A review is an evaluation of a publication, such as a movie, video game, musical composition, book, or a piece of hardware like a car, appliance, or computer. In addition to a critical statement, the review's author may assign the work a rating to indicate its relative merit. More loosely, an author may review current events or items in the news.
A compilation of reviews may itself be called a review. The New York Review of Books, for instance, is a collection of essays on literature, culture, and current affairs. National Review, founded by William F. Buckley, Jr., is an influential conservative magazine, and Monthly Review is a long-running socialist periodical.
In terms of scientific literature, reviews are a category of scientific paper, which provides a synthesis of research on a topic at that moment in time. A compilation of these reviews forms the core content of a 'tertiary' scientific journal, with examples including Annual Reviews, the Nature Reviews series of journals and Trends.
Peer review is the process by which scientists assess the work of their colleagues that has been submitted for publication in the scientific literature. A software review is also a form of peer review, by the co-workers.
Consumer review refers to a review written by the owner of a product or the user of a service who has sufficient experience to comment on reliability and whether or not the product or service delivers on its promises.
Expert review usually refers to a review written by someone who has tested several peer products or services to identify which offers the best value for money or the best set of features.
review in Bavarian: Rezension
review in Bulgarian: Отзив
review in Danish: Anmeldelse
review in German: Rezension
review in Esperanto: Recenzo
review in Spanish: Reseña
review in French: Article de revue
review in Italian: Recensione
review in Lithuanian: Recenzija
review in Limburgan: Recensie
review in Dutch: Recensie
review in Norwegian: Anmeldelse
review in Polish: Recenzja
review in Portuguese: Resenha
review in Slovak: Recenzia
review in Swedish: Recension
review in Ukrainian: Рецензія

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