Definition of recension in English:

recension

Syllabification: re·cen·sion
Pronunciation: /rəˈsen(t)SH(ə)n
 
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noun

A revised edition of a text; an act of making a revised edition of a text.
More example sentences
  • Already very old when it was written down, it survives in three main manuscript recensions: in the Book of the Dun Cow, the Book of Leinster, and the Yellow Book of Lecan.
  • That this was a serious problem is suggested by the fact that the 1555 recension expands this chapter by noting that failure to comply would result in 40 days imprisonment, a great fine, and loss of the franchise.
  • There are three recensions or regional versions of the Sama Veda.

Origin

mid 17th century (in the sense 'survey, review'): from Latin recensio(n-), from recensere 'revise', from re- 'again' + censere 'to review'.

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