Recension meaning

rĭ-sĕn'shən
A critical revision of a text incorporating the most plausible elements found in varying sources.
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A text so revised.
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A revising of a text on the basis of a critical examination of sources.
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A revised text so produced.
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A text established by critical revision.
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Origin of recension

  • Latin recēnsiō recēnsiōn- a reviewing from recēnsēre to review re- re- cēnsēre to estimate kens- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin recÄ“nsiō (“review"), from recÄ“nseō (“review"), from re- + cÄ“nseō (“give an opinion").
    From Wiktionary