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peer reviewnoun [U or C]

uk   /ˌpɪə.rɪˈvjuː/  us   /ˌpɪr.rɪˈvjuː/
the ​process of someone ​reading, ​checking, and giving his or her ​opinion about something that has been written by another ​scientist or ​expertworking in the same ​subjectarea, or a ​piece of ​work in which this is done: All these ​papers have been ​published after being ​subjected to ​peerreview.
peer-review
verb [T] uk   /ˌpɪə.rɪˈvjuː/  us   /ˌpɪr.rɪˈvjuː/
The ​results had been ​peer-reviewed by five ​independentscientists in the same ​field.
peer-reviewed
adjective uk   /ˌpɪə.rɪˈvjuːd/  us   /ˌpɪr.rɪˈvjuːd/
peer-reviewed journals/​research/​papers
(Definition of peer review from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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peer reviewnoun [C or U]

uk   us   (also peer appraisal) HR
a ​system in which ​people you ​work with ​report on your ​performance so that you and your ​managers know ​areas that you need to ​improve, or an occasion when this ​happen: She ​finds the peerreviewgroupvaluable because she gets ​feedback. A ​peerreview of ​memberfirms by other ​accountants is ​required every three ​years. apeerreviewprocess/​system
(Definition of peer review from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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