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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.

  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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