- 1A formal assessment of something with the intention of instituting change if necessary: a comprehensive review of UK defence policy [mass noun]: all areas of the company will come under reviewMore example sentences
- Lord Irvine said last month he had asked the review body to re-examine the link between his pay and the Lord Chief Justice's.
- It is leading to the creation of a review body to examine complaints against judges.
- Hsu said that reviews of environmental impact assessments shouldn't necessarily hamper a developer's plans as long as the applications are written honestly.
- 1.1 Law A reconsideration of a judgement, sentence, etc. by a higher court or authority: a review of her sentence [mass noun]: his case comes up for review in January Compare with judicial review.More example sentences
- She concedes that a review by a competent authority was required before the claimant could be considered for release.
- However, government prosecutors can execute the sentence while the review is taking place.
- I write further to your solicitor's request for a review of this Authority's decision that you became intentionally homeless.
- 1.2A report on or evaluation of a subject or past events: the Director General’s end-of-year reviewMore example sentences
- It is not the intention to provide a comprehensive review of chlorophyll fluorescence theory and applications, since this has been the subject of other recent reviews.
- Recent reviews report that Si accumulation is, in general, higher in monocot than in non-monocot species.
- C NMR data for monoterpenes are reported in a recent review by Ferreira et al..
- 2A critical appraisal of a book, play, film, etc. published in a newspaper or magazine: she released her debut solo album to rave reviewsMore example sentences
- Still Byrne will be tweaking the format, adding, for instance, a regular entertainment guide with book and film reviews, and beefing up the fashion and beauty sections.
- It is unusual to publish two independent reviews of the same book.
- The day after the opening there were rave reviews in all the newspapers.
- 2.1 [often in names] A periodical publication with critical articles on culture and current events: the New Left ReviewMore example sentences
- Now, what I am asking you is, are you aware of law review or public administration articles which deal with this large issue?
- The same methods were used to calculate the 2001 estimates in the current review article.
- On the day I have in recollection, Paul Tichlorne had been mooning all morning in my study over a current scientific review.
- 3A ceremonial display and formal inspection of military or naval forces, typically by a sovereign or commander-in-chief: he conducted a final review of his troops and spoke of his pride in having served in the US armyMore example sentences
- Military parades and reviews, not surprisingly in a country ruled by a general, were an almost daily spectacle.
- It was a naval review of the young Soviet state that wanted to position itself as a naval power.
- I myself had attended a naval and military review and a mayoral banquet.
- 4A facility for playing a tape recording during a fast wind or rewind, so that it can be stopped at a particular point: cue and review, which plays the tape backwards or forwards at high speedMore example sentences
- Push the review key down until you hear the sound of the cassette rewinding.
- In the morning, press the REVIEW button to automatically rewind to the beginning of the recording and start to play back.
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- 1Assess (something) formally with the intention of instituting change if necessary: the Home Secretary was called on to review Britain’s gun lawsMore example sentences
- The council says it has no intention of reviewing the decision.
- Medecins Sans Frontieres have shown no intention to review their decision to pull out of the country in July for their workers' safety.
- PhotoForum can see that it is necessary to review tertiary education.
- 1.1 Law Submit (a sentence, case, etc.) for reconsideration by a higher court or authority: the Attorney General asked the court to review the sentenceMore example sentences
- The prison warden in this case will undoubtedly ask the Supreme Court to review this case.
- And, for the sake of comparison, I couldn't find any reference to the US Supreme Court reviewing mandatory sentencing laws either.
- However, where an administrative body originally exercised the power to deprive people of their liberty, they must have the right to have their case reviewed by a court.
- 1.2Survey or evaluate (a subject or past events): in the next chapter we review a number of recent empirical studiesMore example sentences
- She is wistful and pleased as she reviews past events.
- The list of drug interactions with cisapride has been updated since this topic was reviewed in a past newsletter.
- He or she reviews the necessary steps of the bowel prep to include remaining on a clear liquid diet for two days before surgery.
- 2Write a critical appraisal of (a book, play, film, etc.) for publication in a newspaper or magazine: I reviewed his first novelMore example sentences
- One reason that avant-garde film wasn't reviewed in newspapers during my time as a critic had to do with the avant-garde film world.
- But here's the caveat: Not all books written by newspaper reporters should be reviewed.
- In her naiveté she had thought that all serious books were reviewed in the major newspapers, especially The New York Times.
- 3(Of a sovereign, commander-in-chief, etc.) make a ceremonial and formal inspection of (military or naval forces): the Queen reviewed her brightly arrayed troopsMore example sentences
- The phantasmagoria includes a scene depicting the French emperor reviewing an army of hideous demons.
- Today, the Queen reviews the Fleet (presumably both the Red and the Blue bits).
- In 1915, Brigadier General Abbot reviewed the Bradford City Volunteers.
- 4View or inspect again: all slides were then reviewed by one pathologistMore example sentences
- The program uses thousands of slides that are reviewed by a wide variety of practicing cytotechnologists and cytopathologists in a variety of practice settings.
- Each month, following the ADASP recommendations, cases were randomly selected and reviewed by 1 pathologist.
- Our view, having reviewed all the material, is that judgments went to (although not beyond) the outer limits of the intelligence available.
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- Section 303 of the act stipulates that ‘any objection by the President to an individual serving as an inspector… shall not be reviewable in any court’.
- The judiciary will not take jurisdiction over cases if Congress provides that judicial decisions are subject to revision by the legislature or reviewable by executive officials who would carry it out.
- As the Board of Property Assessment must certify each decision made by the hearing officers, any decision made by a hearing officer is reviewable by the Board of Property Assessment.
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- I intervene in terms of Section 139 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, Act 10 108 of 1996, as amended with immediate effect for three months, subject to reviewal.
- Indeed, in both places, an increasing number of young families are choosing cremation and burial (without a public reviewal), followed by a worship service.
- We are ready as the government to meet FleetAfrica and the date of the reviewal will be jointly discussed.
late Middle English (as a noun denoting a formal inspection of military or naval forces): from obsolete French reveue, from revoir 'see again'.