recension

recension

[ri-sen-shuhn]
noun
1.
an editorial revision of a literary work, especially on the basis of critical examination of the text and the sources used.
2.
a version of a text resulting from such revision.

Origin:
1630–40; < Latin recēnsiōn- (stem of recēnsiō) a reviewing, equivalent to recēns(ēre) (re- re- + cēnsēre to estimate, assess) + -iōn- -ion

recensionist, noun
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recension (rɪˈsɛnʃən)
 
n
1.  a critical revision of a literary work
2.  a text revised in this way
 
[C17: from Latin recēnsiō, from recēnsēre to survey, from re- + cēnsēre to assess]

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