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a critical article or report, as in a periodical, on a book, play, recital, or the like; critique; evaluation.
the process of going over a subject again in study or recitation in order to fix it in the memory or summarize the facts.
an exercise designed or intended for study of this kind.
a general survey of something, especially in words; a report or account of something.
an inspection or examination by viewing, especially a formal inspection of any military or naval force, parade, or the like.
a periodical publication containing articles on current events or affairs, books, art, etc.: a literary review.
a judicial reexamination, as by a higher court, of the decision or proceedings in a case.
a second or repeated view of something.
a viewing of the past; contemplation or consideration of past events, circumstances, or facts.
Bridge. a recapitulation of the bids made by all players.
Theater, revue.
verb (used with object)
to go over (lessons, studies, work, etc.) in review.
to view, look at, or look over again.
to inspect, especially formally or officially: to review the troops.
to survey mentally; take a survey of: to review the situation.
to discuss (a book, play, etc.) in a critical review; write a critical report upon.
to look back upon; view retrospectively.
to present a survey of in speech or writing.
Law. to reexamine judicially: a decision to review the case.
Bridge. to repeat and summarize (all bids made by the players).
verb (used without object)
to write reviews; review books, movies, etc., as for a newspaper or periodical: He reviews for some small-town newspaper.

1555–65; < Middle French revue, noun use of feminine past participle of revoir to see again ≪ Latin revidēre, equivalent to re- re- + vidēre to see; see view

reviewable, adjective
reviewability, noun
reviewless, adjective
nonreviewability, noun
nonreviewable, adjective
prereview, noun, verb (used with object)
rereview, verb
unreviewable, adjective
unreviewed, adjective
well-reviewed, adjective

review, revue (see synonym study at the current entry).

1. Review, criticism imply careful examination of something, formulation of a judgment, and statement of the judgment, usually in written form. A review is a survey over a whole subject or division of it, or especially an article making a critical reconsideration and summary of something written: a review of the latest book on Chaucer. A criticism is a judgment, usually in an article, either favorable or unfavorable or both: a criticism of a proposed plan. The words are interchanged when referring to motion pictures or theater, but review implies a somewhat less formal approach than criticism in referring to literary works: movie reviews; play reviews; book reviews. 8. reconsideration, reexamination. 16. criticize. Unabridged
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review (rɪˈvjuː)
1.  to look at or examine again: to review a situation
2.  to look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events, etc); remember: he reviewed his achievements with pride
3.  to inspect, esp formally or officially: the general reviewed his troops
4.  to read through or go over in order to correct
5.  law to re-examine (a decision) judicially
6.  to write a critical assessment of (a book, film, play, concert, etc), esp as a profession
7.  Also called: reviewal the act or an instance of reviewing
8.  a general survey or report: a review of the political situation
9.  a critical assessment of a book, film, play, concert, etc, esp one printed in a newspaper or periodical
10.  a.  a publication containing such articles
 b.  (capital when part of a name): the Saturday Review
11.  a second consideration; re-examination
12.  a retrospective survey
13.  a formal or official inspection
14.  (US), (Canadian) Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): revision the process of rereading a subject or notes on it, esp in preparation for an examination
15.  law judicial re-examination of a case, esp by a superior court
16.  a less common spelling of revue
[C16: from French, from revoir to see again, from Latin re-re- + vidēre to see]

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Word Origin & History

1441, from M.Fr. reveue "a reviewing, review," prop. fem. pp. of reveeir "to see again, go to see again," from L. revidere, from re- "again" + videre "to see" (see vision). The verb is recorded from 1576. Meaning "general account or criticism of a recent literary work" is first attested 1649.
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