The book was sent to the press for review in September.
The journal receivesreview 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
a review of the year
5 [countable]PMan official show of the army, navy etc so that a king, president, or officer of high rank can see them:
a naval review
word choice word choice critic, review, criticism, critique!! Do not usecriticto refer to something that a critic says or writes.Areviewis 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?criticismis 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 criticismAcritiqueis 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 alsocritic
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.