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Topic: ARTS

Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: revue; REVUE

review

1 noun
     
re‧view1 S3 W2
1 [uncountable and countable] a careful examination of a situation or process [↪ evaluation, analysis]
review of
She sent us her review of the research.
carry out/conduct/undertake a review
The company hired Bob to conduct an independent review of their workplace procedures.
review body/committee/panel/board
the Teachers' Pay Review Body
under review
We're keeping this policy under review (=we are continuing to examine it).
The policy comes up for review (=will be reviewed) in April.
All fees are subject to review (=may be reviewed).
Mr Crowther asked for judicial review of the decision (=an examination of the decision by a judge).
2 [countable]ATCN an article in a newspaper or magazine that gives an opinion about a new book, play, film etc:
a film review
review of
The paper published a review of her book.
good/bad/mixed review
The band's new album has had very good reviews.
The film opened to rave reviews (=reviews that praised it a lot).
see usage note critic
3 [uncountable]ATCN the work of writing reviews for a newspaper or magazine
for review
The book was sent to the press for review in September.
The journal receives review copies (=free copies to review) of most new software products.
4 [countable] a report on a series of events or a period of time, that mentions the most important parts
review of
a review of the year
5 [countable]PM an official show of the army, navy etc so that a king, president, or officer of high rank can see them:
a naval review
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critic, review, criticism, critique
!! Do not use critic to refer to something that a critic says or writes.A review is the usual word for a short article that a critic writes in a newspaper or magazine His first novel got wonderful reviews. Have you read the reviews of her play?criticism is the activity of publishing opinions about things such as books and films, or a group of essays, lectures etc on this subject a collection of literary criticismA critique is a detailed explanation of the problems of something such as a set of political ideas, in the form of a speech, book, article etc He wrote a critique of capitalism.See also critic
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