from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A critical revision of a text incorporating the most plausible elements found in varying sources.
- n. A text so revised.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A critical revision of a text
- n. A text established by critical revision
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of reviewing or revising; review; examination; enumeration.
- n. Specifically, the review of a text (as of an ancient author) by an editor; critical revisal and establishment.
- n. The result of such a work; a text established by critical revision; an edited version.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Review; examination; enumeration.
- n. A critical or methodical revision, as of the text of a book or document; alteration of a text according to some authority, standard, or principle; a reëditing or systematic revisal.
- n. A text established by critical or systematic revision; an edited version.
- n. A critical examination, as of a book; a review; a critique.
Latin recēnsiō, recēnsiōn-, a reviewing, from recēnsēre, to review : re-, re- + cēnsēre, to estimate; see kens- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin recēnsiō ("review"), from recēnseō ("review"), from re- + cēnseō ("give an opinion"). (Wiktionary)