review-n; 7 Senses

Sense Number 1: the activity of examining or assessing something

Commentary: REVIEW[+activity][+examination][+medical/+critical/+financial/+judicial]
NOTE: does not imply a pre-existing interpretation, but ongoing evaluation

Congress is initiating a comprehensive review of defense policy.
All areas of the company's finances are currently under review.
The new doctor made an extensive review of the patient's medical history.
This study conducted a thorough review of the subjects' overall health ten years later.
It is not certain that the higher court will undertake a review of the case.
His case comes up for review in January.

PropBank: review.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3, 4, 8

Sense Number 2: a critical interpretation of something, written or spoken

Commentary: REVIEW[+document][+published][+article][+critique] [+activity][+interpretation][+critique]
NOTE: implies the explicit view or interpretation of a single person on a narrow topic

There was a scathing political review of that candidate in today's paper.
He writes reviews for the New York Times.
I haven't seen any reviews yet of last night's performance of La Traviata.
The radio commentator gave that movie a favorable review.

PropBank: review.02
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1b

Sense Number 3: a survey or summary of past events, activities

Commentary: REVIEW[+document][+summary] [+activity][+speech][+summation]
NOTE: does not focus on critical interpretation (see Sense 2)
NOTE: focus is on an aggregation or survey of information

The CEO gave a year-end review of the company's revenues and achievements.
This chart provides a chronological review of the main events leading up to the invasion.
This book provides a good review of the history of computing over the past twenty-five years.

PropBank: review.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7

Sense Number 4: a practice or brush-up of skills or knowledge

Commentary: REVIEW[+activity][+practice][+skill/+knowledge]
NOTE: implies participation of others in a learning context
NOTE: does not imply participants are seeking to make a decision or conclusion (see Sense 1)

The teaching assistant will have a special review session next week with practice problems.
John decided to take a review course on advanced open water diving.
You should work through the review questions in preparation for the exam.

PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 9

Sense Number 5: variety show, entertainment

Commentary: REVIEW[+event][+display][+entertainment] [+form][+theatrical][+show][+variety]
NOTE: also has alternate spelling 'revue'

It's a dance review that includes skits, songs and dance ensembles.
They are auditioning dancers and singers for a new Las Vegas review.

PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 6: a published scholarly journal or periodical

Commentary: REVIEW[+journal][+published][+scholarly]
NOTE: implies a whole magazine or periodical, not a single article (see Sense 2)

John subscribes to a two foreign policy reviews.
Her findings will be published next month in a major biochemistry review.
It's a quarterly review about computational linguistics.

PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 7: a ceremonial display, usually military

Commentary: REVIEW[+event][+display][+ceremonial][+military/+parade]

The general rode a white horse at the head of the military review.
Invited dignitaries watched the troops on review march in lockstep in dress uniform.
The parade review passed right under the balcony of our hotel room.

PropBank: review.03
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 10