Definitions for: Review

[n] a second (or subsequent) examination
[n] a formal or official examination; "the platoon stood ready for review"; "we had to wait for the inspection before we could use the elevator"
[n] practice intended to polish performance or refresh the memory
[n] (law) a judicial reexamination of the proceedings of a court (especially by an appellate court)
[n] a new appraisal or evaluation
[n] an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play)
[n] a summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion
[n] a periodical that publishes critical essays on current affairs or literature or art
[n] a variety show with topical sketches and songs and dancing and comedians
[n] (accounting) an accounting service (less exhaustive than an audit) that provides some assurance to interested parties as to the reliability of financial data
[v] study anew, as for a test
[v] look at again; examine again
[v] look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events, etc.); remember; "she reviewed her achievements with pride"
[v] hold a review (of troops)
[v] refresh one's memory
[v] appraise critically; "She reviews books for the New York Times"; "Please critique this performance"

Webster (1913) Definition: Re*view", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Review?d; p. pr. & vb.
n. Reveiwing.] [Pref. re- + view. Cf. Review, n. ]
1. To view or see again; to look back on. [R.] ``I shall
review Sicilia.'' --Shak.

2. To go over and examine critically or deliberately.
(a) To reconsider; to revise, as a manuscript before
printing it, or a book for a new edition.
(b) To go over with critical examination, in order to
discover exellences or defects; hence, to write a
critical notice of; as, to review a new novel.
(c) To make a formal or official examination of the state
of, as troops, and the like; as, to review a regiment.
(d) (Law) To re["e]xamine judically; as, a higher court
may review the proceedings and judgments of a lower

3. To retrace; to go over again.

Shall I the long, laborious scene review? --Pope.

Re*view", v. i.
To look back; to make a review.

Re*view", n. [F. revue, fr. revu, p. p. of revoir to
see again, L. revidere; pref. re- re- + videre to see. See
View, and cf. Revise.]
1. A second or repeated view; a re["e]xamination; a
retrospective survey; a looking over again; as, a review
of one's studies; a review of life.

2. An examination with a view to amendment or improvement;
revision; as, an author's review of his works.

3. A critical examination of a publication, with remarks; a
criticism; a critique.

4. A periodical containing critical essays upon matters of
interest, as new productions in literature, art, etc.

5. An inspection, as of troops under arms or of a naval
force, by a high officer, for the purpose of ascertaining
the state of discipline, equipments, etc.

6. (Law) The judicial examination of the proceedings of a
lower court by a higher.

7. A lesson studied or recited for a second time.

Bill of review (Equity), a bill, in the nature of
proceedings in error, filed to procure an examination and
alteration or reversal of a final decree which has been
duly signed and enrolled. --Wharton.

Commission of review (Eng. Eccl. Law), a commission
formerly granted by the crown to revise the sentence of
the court of delegates.

Syn: Re["e]xamination; resurvey; retrospect; survey;
reconsideration; revisal; revise; revision.

Synonyms: brush up, brushup, critical review, critique, critique, follow-up, go over, inspection, limited review, look back, reappraisal, reassessment, recap, recapitulation, reexamination, reexamine, refresh, retrospect, revaluation, review article, revue, survey

See Also: accounting, accounting system, analyse, analytical review, analyze, appraisal, assessment, bill of review, book review, call back, call up, canvass, capitulation, criticism, drill, epanodos, examination, examine, exercise, follies, hash over, hit the books, inspect, judge, judicial review, legal proceeding, literary criticism, literary review, method of accounting, notice, peer review, periodical, practice, practice session, proceeding, proceedings, rave, recall, recitation, recollect, referee, rehash, remember, retrieve, rub up, scrutiny, stocktaking, study, think, think back, variety, variety show

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