review

review
I. review re‧view 1 [rɪˈvjuː] noun
1. [countable, uncountable] when a situation or process is examined and considered carefully to see if it can be improved:
review of

• The company is conducting an internal review (= done by employees of the company ) of its activities.

performance reviews of hospitals

• The plant is still under review for possible closure.

2. [countable, uncountable] FINANCE when a Ratings Agency examines particular bonds, debts etc to see if there has been a change in the level of risk that they will not be repaid:

• Moody's has placed $2.5 billion of the company's debt under review for possible upgrading.

3. [countable] an article in a newspaper or magazine that gives an opinion about a new restaurant, product, film etc:

• Despite good reviews from food critics, the restaurant hasn't made a profit in two years.

  [m0] II. review review 2 verb [transitive]
1. to examine or consider a situation or process carefully to see if it can be improved:

• We hired an outside consultant to review our pricing policies.

• The situation is being reviewed on a day-to-day basis.

2. FINANCE to examine particular bonds, debt etc to see if there has been a change in the level of risk that they will not be repaid:

• The company's debt is being reviewed by Moody's for possible downgrading.

3. to write an article saying how good you think a new restaurant, product, film etc is:

• He reviews new models for a car magazine.

— reviewer noun [countable] :

• a reviewer for 'The Detroit News'

4. to look at a document such as a report in detail:

• I need more time to review your report.

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review UK US /rɪˈvjuː/ noun
[C or U] MANAGEMENT the process of carefully examining a situation to find out whether changes or improvements need to be made: review of sth »

The next scheduled review of bonus rates will take place early in the new year.

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The matter is currently under review.

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a price/pay/spending review

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a review committee/board/panel

call for/order a review (of sth) »

The Treasury select committee called last month for a review of the bank's supervisory role.

conduct/carry out a review (of sth) »

Outside consultants have been called in to conduct a review of the firm's business structure.

launch/complete/conclude a review (of sth) »

None of the major media companies will be able to act until the Office of Fair Trading concludes its review of commercial broadcasting.

a strategic/independent/comprehensive review »

Current chairman, Richard Carter, has announced a strategic review.

[C] a report that contains important information about a particular subject or activity: »

Current business frameworks and methodologies are analysed in the review appearing in Section 2 of the book.

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Ofcom has recently published its review of the telecoms market.

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Our annual review and accounts are published each year.

[C] a short article that someone writes expressing their opinion about something such as a new product or service: »

Our website enables shoppers to make side-by-side product comparisons and read customer reviews.

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Despite mixed reviews, the movie was a huge box-office success.

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a book/restaurant review

[C] ACCOUNTING, FINANCE an examination of the accounts of a business to check that they have been done according to accepted standards: »

The Committee received reports from the external auditors on the conduct of their audit, their review of the accounts, and their comments on risk management.

Compare AUDIT(Cf. ↑audit) noun
See also PEER REVIEW(Cf. ↑peer review), PERFORMANCE REVIEW(Cf. ↑performance review)
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review UK US /rɪˈvjuː/ verb [T]
MANAGEMENT to carefully examine a situation to find out whether changes or improvements need to be made: »

Experts are urging borrowers to review their mortgage arrangements and, if they can, to switch now to a better rate.

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The airline said it would continue to review the situation.

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The EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) reviews all cases before any lawsuits can be filed.

be reviewed by sb/sth »

The proposed project will be reviewed by several federal agencies.

to provide a written description containing important information about a particular subject or activity: »

Before moving onto the next chapter, we review some key factors that limit the impact of CEOs within the corporate structure.

to write a short article expressing your opinion about something such as a new product or service: »

Customers reviewing digital cameras are asked to identify whether they are amateur or professional photographers.

ACCOUNTING, FINANCE to examine the accounts of a business to check that they have been done according to accepted standards: »

The Auditor's Office generally reviews the books of public agencies every three years.

Compare AUDIT(Cf. ↑audit) verb

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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