• Noun
  • an act of carefully looking at or examining the quality or condition of something or someone
    1. Changes to the building had to be made after the review by the safety inspectors.
    2. a review of the case
    3. a review of their research/evidence
    4. a review of the policy/rules/regulations
    5. I was disappointed with my salary/pay review. [=a review of an employee's work and performance by an employer to decide by how much his or her pay or salary should be increased]
    6. After hours of review, the committee made its decision.
    7. a review board/committee
    8. The medical records were sent to the doctor for review.
    9. The grant application is up for review. [=the application for the grant will be looked at]
    10. The book/policy/ruling is under review. [=is being reviewed]
    11. (formal) On review of [=after reviewing] the evidence, the jury finds the defendant guilty.
    12. Upon further review of your situation [=after spending more time looking at and thinking about your situation], we have decided to grant your request.
    13. The decision is subject to review by a higher authority. [=the decision might be studied and then changed by someone who has more power]
  • a report that gives someone's opinion about the quality of a book, performance, product, etc.
    1. I read the book/film reviews in the newspaper.
    2. Reviews of the play were good. [=the people who wrote the reviews liked the play]
    3. Critics gave the new album mixed reviews. [=some critics liked the album, while other critics did not]
    4. a favorable review
    5. The movie received rave reviews. [=reviews that say it is excellent]
    6. Copies of the book were sent to critics for review. = Review copies of the book were sent to critics. [=copies of the book were sent to critics so that they could read it and then write reviews about it]
    7. The educational software was sent to teachers for review.
  • a magazine filled mostly with reviews and articles that describe the writer's thoughts or opinions about a subject
    1. He wrote an article for The Annual Review of Biology.
    2. The Western New England Law Review
  • a class, a book, an article, etc., that studies or describes something (such as events from a particular time)
    1. a review of 19th-century American art
    2. a review of the year's major events
    3. The seminar is a review of the writer's career.
  • the act of studying information that was studied before
    1. The teacher allowed one more review of our notes before the test.
    2. I haven't done enough review [=(Brit) revision] for the exam.
  • a formal inspection by officers of high rank or by an important person
    1. a review of the cadets
  • Verb
  • to look at or examine (something) carefully especially before making a decision or judgment
    1. Scientists are reviewing the results of the study.
    2. I need time to review the situation.
    3. The ruling will be reviewed by the Supreme Court.
    4. The committee reviewed the applications/regulations.
    5. The television show will review last year's major events.
  • to study or look at (something) again
    1. She reviewed her notes for the speech.
    2. Please review [=go over, check] your answers before handing in your test.
    3. I need to review [=(Brit) revise] chemistry.
    4. Students were given time to review [=(Brit) revise] for the test.
  • to describe or show (a series of things or events from the past)
    1. The television show will review last year's major events.
    2. The biography reviewed her accomplishments.
  • to report on or judge the quality of a book, show, product, etc.
    1. Critics have not yet reviewed the movie/play.
    2. The book/album/car was reviewed in this magazine.
  • to make an official inspection of (someone or something)
    1. The President reviewed the troops.