(plural peer reviews)
(third-person singular simple present peer review, present participle peer reviewing, simple past and past participle peer reviewed)
- The reviewing before publication, by an authority or authorities in the pertinent field of study, of the written form of an idea, hypothesis, theory, and/or written discussion of such.
- Three drafts of his report were peer reviewed before it was accepted for publication.
peer review - Computer Definition
Having one or more programmers review the source code of a program written by someone else. Peer review produces much better code, since others have already tried to understand it. Indecipherable routines are eliminated before they get buried into the fabric of the program. See open source.