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I UK [rɪˈvjuː] / US [rɪˈvju] noun
Word forms "review":
singular review plural reviews
1)
a) [countable/uncountable] the process of studying or examining a situation, policy, or idea again in order to decide whether it is suitable or satisfactory
review of:

A review of all government policy affecting the environment was announced.

undertake/conduct a review of something:

The committee has agreed to undertake a review of the way in which public funds are being used.

subject to review (= likely to be examined again):

The decision is not subject to review.

under review (= being examined again):

Several aspects of prison practices are currently under review.

b) the process of examining all the information that is relevant to a situation or subject
review of:

a thorough review of literature on vocational training


Collocations:
Adjectives frequently used with review
▪  comprehensive, extensive, fundamental, major, strategic, thorough, wide-ranging
2) [countable] an article in which someone gives their opinion of a play, book, art exhibition etc

a review of a new Broadway musical

rave reviews (= very good reviews):

The film also won rave reviews in America.

3) [countable] an official ceremony when an important person visits a group of soldiers, sailors etc
4) [countable] American a discussion of a particular subject that prepares you for a test

Don't miss class tomorrow – we're having a review of chapters three and four.


II UK [rɪˈvjuː] / US [rɪˈvju] verb
Word forms "review":
present tense I/you/we/they review he/she/it reviews present participle reviewing past tense reviewed past participle reviewed
1) [transitive] to study or examine a situation, policy, or idea again in order to decide whether it is suitable or satisfactory

The progress of each child must be regularly reviewed.

a) to examine all the information that is relevant to a situation or subject

After reviewing the evidence, the grand jury decided to discuss the case.

b) American to examine a piece of writing in order to find and correct mistakes

Don't forget to review your work.

2) [transitive] to write an article giving your opinion of a play, book, art exhibition etc

The paper's music critic reviewed the production and was overwhelmed by its beauty.

3) [transitive] if an important person reviews a group of soldiers, sailors etc, they officially visit them during a ceremony
4) [transitive] British if a doctor reviews someone, the doctor sees the person again in order to check what progress they have made
5) [intransitive/transitive] American to revise for an examination

English dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • review — [n1] examination, study analysis, another look*, audit, check, checkup, drill, file, fresh look*, inspection, march past*, onceover*, parade, procession, reassessment, recapitulation, reconsideration, reflection, report, rethink, retrospect,… …   New thesaurus

  • Review — steht für: Review paper, eine wissenschaftliche Veröffentlichung, die den Forschungsstand zu einem Thema darstellt, siehe Systematische Übersichtsarbeit Peer Review (Begutachtung durch Fachkollegen), ein Verfahren zur Qualitätssicherung beim… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • review — [ri vyo͞o′; ] for vt. 1 [, rē′vyo͞o′] n. [MFr reveue < revu, pp. of revoir < L revidere < re , again + videre, to see: see VISION] 1. a looking at or looking over again 2. a general survey, report, or account 3. a looking back on;… …   English World dictionary

  • review — review, revue A review is ‘a general survey or assessment of something’ and has many special applications, including a published criticism of a book, play, etc. A revue is a theatrical entertainment consisting of a series of short acts or… …   Modern English usage

  • Review — Re*view , v. i. To look back; to make a review. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • review — (n.) mid 15c., 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 (see RE (Cf. re )) + videre to see (see VISION (Cf. vision)). The verb is recorded from 1570s. Meaning …   Etymology dictionary

  • Review — activity undertaken to determine the suitability, adequacy and effectiveness of the subject matter to achieve established objectives (p. 3.8.7 ISO 9000:2005). Источник …   Словарь-справочник терминов нормативно-технической документации

  • review — ► NOUN 1) a formal assessment of something with the intention of instituting change if necessary. 2) a critical appraisal of a book, play, or other work. 3) a retrospective survey or report. 4) a ceremonial display and formal inspection of… …   English terms dictionary


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