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Definition of Review


  1. To view or see again; to look back on.
  2. To go over and examine critically or deliberately.
  3. To reconsider; to revise, as a manuscript before printing it, or a book for a new edition.
  4. 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.
  5. To make a formal or official examination of the state of, as troops, and the like; as, to review a regiment.
  6. To reexamine judically; as, a higher court may review the proceedings and judgments of a lower one.
  7. To retrace; to go over again.
  8. To look back; to make a review.
  9. 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.
  10. An examination with a view to amendment or improvement; revision; as, an author's review of his works.
  11. A critical examination of a publication, with remarks; a criticism; a critique.
  12. A periodical containing critical essays upon matters of interest, as new productions in literature, art, etc.
  13. 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.
  14. The judicial examination of the proceedings of a lower court by a higher.
  15. A lesson studied or recited for a second time.

Review Quotations

In light of the recent controversy surrounding foreign management of U.S. Ports, a thorough review of foreign management of U.S. airports needs to occur.
Jon Porter

From my close observation of writers... they fall into two groups: 1) those who bleed copiously and visibly at any bad review, and 2) those who bleed copiously and secretly at any bad review.
Isaac Asimov

You open a section of 'The New York Times,' and there's a review or a story on a choreographer or a dancer, and there's an informative, clear image of a dancer. This is, in my view, not an interesting photograph.
Mikhail Baryshnikov

The review committee has left it to NASA to determine the scope of these alleged incidents.
Ellen Ochoa

I found out about reviews early on. They're mostly written by sad men on bad afternoons. That's probably why I'm less angry than some writers, who are so narcissistic they consider every line of every review, even a thoughtful one, as major treason.
Barry Hannah
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Review Translations

review in Dutch is recenseren, bespreken
review in Finnish is selostaa
review in French is critique, compte-rendu, revoyez, revoyons, revois
review in Spanish is repaso, repasar
review in Swedish is recension, tidskrift, revy, kritik, recensera
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