- The definition of a review is an examination, report, survey or evaluation.
An example of review is a supervisor evaluating an employee's performance as a reason to give a salary increase.
- Review is defined as to look over, examine or study someone or something again.
An example of review is a teacher looking at a student's assignment for a second time to make sure the correct grade was given.
review definition by Webster's New World
- a looking at or looking over again
- a general survey, report, or account
- a looking back on; retrospective view or survey, as of past events or experiences
- reexamination; specif., judicial reexamination, as by a higher court of the decision of a lower court
- a critical report and evaluation, as in a newspaper or magazine, of a recent book, play, etc., or of a performance, concert, etc.
- a magazine containing articles of criticism and appraisal, often in a specific field: a law review
- the act or process of going over a lesson or subject again, as in study or recitation
- an examination or inspection; specif., a formal inspection, as of troops on parade or of ships, by a high-ranking officer, or as a ceremony honoring some dignitary
Origin: Middle French reveue ; from revu, past participle of revoir ; from Classical Latin revidere ; from re-, again plush videre, to see: see vision
- Now Rare to view, or look at, again
- to look back on; view in retrospect
- to survey in thought, speech, or writing; make or give a survey of
- to examine or inspect; specif., to inspect (troops, etc.) formally
- to give or write a critical report and evaluation of (a recent book, play, performance, etc.)
- to reexamine; specif., to reexamine judicially (a lower court's decision)
- to go over (lessons, a subject, etc.) again, as in study or recitation
Origin: re- + view; also < reviewthe
review definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb re·viewed, re·view·ing, re·views verb, transitive
- To look over, study, or examine again.
- To consider retrospectively; look back on.
- To examine with an eye to criticism or correction: reviewed the research findings.
- To write or give a critical report on (a new work or performance, for example).
- Law To reexamine (an action or determination) judicially, especially in a higher court, in order to correct possible errors.
- To subject to a formal inspection, especially a military inspection.
- To go over or restudy material: reviewing for a final exam.
- To write critical reviews, especially for a newspaper or magazine.
- A reexamination or reconsideration.
- A retrospective view or survey.
- a. A restudying of subject matter.b. An exercise for use in restudying material.
- An inspection or examination for the purpose of evaluation.
- a. A report or essay giving a critical estimate of a work or performance.b. A periodical devoted to articles and essays on current affairs, literature, or art.
- a. A formal military inspection.b. A formal military ceremony held in honor of a person or occasion.
- Law A judicial reexamination, especially by a higher court, of an action or determination.
- A musical show consisting of often satirical skits, songs, and dances; a revue.
Origin: Probably from Middle English, inspection of military forces, from Old French revue, review, from feminine past participle of reveeir, to see again, from Latin revidēre : re-, re- + vidēre, to see; see weid- in Indo-European roots.
- re·viewˈa·ble adjective
review - Legal Definition