peer review

noun
evaluation of a person's work or performance by a group of people in the same occupation, profession, or industry.

Origin:
1970–75

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peer review
 
n
the evaluation by fellow specialists of research that someone has done in order to assess its suitability for publication or further development
 
peer-re'viewed
 
adj

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Example sentences
The peer review element is what separates a thesis or dissertation from a
  publication.
Simply going through the submissions to determine what is appropriate to send
  on to peer review requires paid employees.
The peer review system doesn't really accept it, isn't happy with pure
  discovery.
Strong national leadership backed by regional peer review offers a powerful
  combination to improve the performance of governments.
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