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Definition of review
1a formal assessment or examination of something with the possibility or intention of instituting change if necessary:a comprehensive review of defense policy all areas of the company will come under review a critical appraisal of a book, play, movie, exhibition, etc., published in a newspaper or magazine. [often in names] a periodical publication with critical articles on current events, the arts, etc.. Law a reconsideration of a judgment, sentence, etc., by a higher court or authority:a review of her sentence his case comes up for review in JanuaryCompare with judicial review. a report on or evaluation of a subject or past events:a review of recent developments in multicultural education the CEO’s end-of-year review 2a ceremonial display and formal inspection of military or naval forces, typically by a sovereign, commander in chief, or high-ranking visitor.
verb [with object]
1examine or assess (something) formally with the possibility or intention of instituting change if necessary:the company’s safety procedures are being reviewed write a critical appraisal of (a book, play, movie, etc.) for publication in a newspaper or magazine:I reviewed his first novel Law submit (a sentence, case, etc.) for reconsideration by a higher court or authority:the attorney general asked the court to review the sentence survey or evaluate (a subject or past events):in the next chapter we review a number of recent empirical studies 2(of a sovereign, commander in chief, or high-ranking visitor) make a ceremonial and formal inspection of (military or naval forces). 3view or inspect visually for a second time or again:all slides were then reviewed by one pathologist