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noun review pronunciation in American English /rɪˈvju/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the process of studying or examining a situation, policy, or idea again in order to decide whether it is suitable or satisfactory
    review of: The administration announced a review of all government policies affecting the environment.
    subject to review (=likely to be examined again): The decision is not subject to review.
    under review (=being examined again): Several aspects of prison practices are currently under review.
    undertake/conduct a review of something: The committee has agreed to undertake a review of the way in which public funds are being used.
    1. a.
      the process of examining all the information that is relevant to a situation or subject
      review of: a thorough review of literature on vocational training
  2. 2
    [countable] an article in which someone gives their opinion of a play, book, art exhibit, etc.
    a review of a new Broadway musical
    rave reviews (=very good reviews): The movie also won rave reviews in South America.
  3. 3
    [countable] American a discussion of a particular subject that prepares you for a test
    Don’t miss class tomorrow – we’re having a review of chapters three and four.


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