Focus on the pronunciation of review
English definition of “review”
› [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. The matter is currently under review. a price/pay/spending review a review committee/board/panelcall 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. Ofcom has recently published its review of the telecoms market. 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. Despite mixed reviews, the movie was a huge box-office success. 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 noun → See also peer review, performance review