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recension

[ri-sen-shuh n] /rɪˈsɛn ʃən/
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
1630-1640
1630-40; < Latin recēnsiōn- (stem of recēnsiō) a reviewing, equivalent to recēns(ēre) (re- re- + cēnsēre to estimate, assess) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
recensionist, noun
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recension

/rɪˈsɛnʃən/
noun
1.
a critical revision of a literary work
2.
a text revised in this way
Word Origin
C17: from Latin recēnsiō, from recēnsēre to survey, from re- + cēnsēre to assess
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Word Origin and History for recension
n.

1630s, from Latin recensionem (nominative recensio) "an enumeration," noun of action from past participle stem of recensere "to count, enumerate, survey," from re- (see re-) + censere "to tax, rate, assess, estimate" (see censor (n.)).

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