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Definitions of review

  1. practice intended to polish performance or refresh the memory
  2. an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation ( as of a book or play)
  3. appraise critically; " She reviews books for the New York Times"; " Please critique this performance"
  4. a second ( or subsequent) examination
  5. hold a review ( of troops)
  6. a formal or official examination; " the platoon stood ready for review"; " we had to wait for the inspection before we could use the elevator"
  7. look back upon ( a period of time, sequence of events, etc.); remember; " she reviewed her achievements with pride"
  8. a new appraisal or evaluation
  9. a summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion
  10. ( law) a judicial reexamination of the proceedings of a court ( especially by an appellate court)
  11. a periodical that publishes critical essays on current affairs or literature or art
  12. a variety show with topical sketches and songs and dancing and comedians
  13. study anew, as for a test
  14. a subsequent examination of a patient for the purpose of monitoring earlier treatment
  15. ( accounting) a service ( less exhaustive than an audit) that provides some assurance to interested parties as to the reliability of financial data
  16. look at again; examine again; " let's review your situation"
  17. refresh one's memory; " I reviewed the material before the test"
  18. To view or see again; to look back on.
  19. To go over and examine critically or deliberately.
  20. To reconsider; to revise, as a manuscript before printing it, or a book for a new edition.
  21. 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.
  22. To make a formal or official examination of the state of, as troops, and the like; as, to review a regiment.
  23. To reexamine judically; as, a higher court may review the proceedings and judgments of a lower one.
  24. To retrace; to go over again.
  25. To look back; to make a review.
  26. A second or repeated view; a reexamination; a retrospective survey; a looking over again; as, a review of one's studies; a review of life.
  27. An examination with a view to amendment or improvement; revision; as, an author's review of his works.
  28. A critical examination of a publication, with remarks; a criticism; a critique.
  29. A periodical containing critical essays upon matters of interest, as new productions in literature, art, etc.
  30. 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.
  31. The judicial examination of the proceedings of a lower court by a higher.
  32. A lesson studied or recited for a second time.
  33. An article or book published after examination of published material on a subject. It may be comprehensive to various degrees and the time range of material scrutinized may be broad or narrow, but the reviews most often desired are reviews of the current literature. The textual material examined may be equally broad and can encompass, in medicine specifically, clinical material as well as experimental research or case reports. State- of- the- art reviews tend to address more current matters. A review of the literature must be differentiated from HISTORICAL ARTICLE [ PUBLICATION TYPE] on the same subject, but a review of historical literature is also within the scope of this publication type. Specific headings for specific types of review are also available.
  34. A going over anything again; reexamination by a higher court of the decision of a lower court; a lesson studied or recited again; a criticism; inspection of troops under arms, by a higher officer.
  35. To study or examine again; examine critically; inspect, as troops, etc.; write a critical notice of; look back on.
  36. To write criticisms of books, etc.
  37. Reviewer.
  38. To re- examine: to revise: to examine critically: to inspect, as a body of troops.
  39. A viewing again: a reconsideration: the examination of a cause in a higher court, which has already been adjudicated in a lower: a careful or critical examination: a critique: a periodical with critiques of books: etc.: the inspection of a body of troops or a number of ships.
  40. A viewing again; reconsideration; critical examination; criticism; periodical devoted to criticism, & c.; military inspection.
  41. To view again; look back upon; reconsider; examine carefully; inspect; criticise.
  42. To view or examine carefully; inspect; criticize.
  43. A looking back; retrospection.
  44. Critical examination; survey; an inspection.
  45. A periodical devoted to critical or other essays.
  46. A second examination; revision, with a view to improvement; inspection of troops under arms or of ships of war; a periodical publication containing essays and criticisms; a critical examination of a new publication; a retrospect.
  47. To look back on; to see again; to view and examine again; to revise; to inspect, specially troops; to write a critical estimate of.
  48. A second examination, as for improvement or amendment; a survey; critical remarks on a new publication; a periodical generally consisting of critical remarks or essays; a public inspection of troops or ships by a superior officer.
  49. To view and examine again; to reconsider; to examine critically, as a new publication; to inspect, as troops.
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Usage examples for review

  1. " I will review those who are present," replied the caliph, " and examine each man particularly." – The Pacha of Many Tales by Captain Frederick Marryat
  2. Even music for review seemed to have failed her. – The Patrician by John Galsworthy
  3. The ward passed in review – K by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  4. They have formed a committee, under the lead of an 'expert'- somebody that I never heard, of- to pass the Winter Exhibition in review – Under the Skylights by Henry Blake Fuller
  5. This time the Assembly was to be, more than ever, a grand review – A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3) by Felix Dahn
  6. But I mean, what books; and that's a weekly newspaper, or a kind of review isn't it? – Imaginary Interviews by W. D. Howells
  7. What does your brother review for? – Helena Brett's Career by Desmond Coke
  8. Considering the very great and decisive importance of these passages, we must still allow them to pass in review one by one. – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions. Vol. 2 by Ernst Hengstenberg
  9. A thorough review of the case, joined with Mr. Webster's argument, caused him soon to change his first impression. – Daniel Webster by Henry Cabot Lodge
  10. Three days afterwards, in very hot weather, her Majesty was present at a great review at Aldershot. – Life of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen, (Victoria) Vol II by Sarah Tytler
  11. " You know we've already hit our credit lines at Chase about as hard as we dare without them calling for a review – Syndrome by Thomas Hoover
  12. Must I no more that lovely face review Expressing each emotion of the mind? – Elegies and Other Small Poems by Matilda Betham
  13. Review the whole affair. – Fletcher of Madeley by Frederic W. Macdonald
  14. At sunset the review was over. – Mohun, or, The Last Days of Lee by John Esten Cooke
  15. This I call a review examination and its results will be most interesting to me. – Betty Lee, Freshman by Harriet Pyne Grove
  16. On that day Napoleon had been at a review – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  17. The soldiers at the review are only a part of the men now in arms, yet they were about two hundred thousand. – From the Easy Chair, series 3 by George William Curtis
  18. She recalled the hours which, in his society, had glided so swiftly by to pass in review before her. – Thaddeus of Warsaw by Jane Porter
  19. He promised he would only take them to London, where the King wanted to review them, and then let them go home. – Angling Sketches by Andrew Lang
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