Review vs Overview - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between review and overview
is that review
is a second or subsequent reading of a text or artifact while overview
is a brief summary, as of a book or a presentation.
As verbs the difference between review and overview
is that review
is to survey; to look broadly over while overview
is to engage in an overview; to provide a brief summary.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
A second or subsequent reading of a text or artifact.
An account intended as a critical evaluation of a text or a piece of work.
- I need to make a review of the book before I can understand it.
(legal) A judicial reassessment of a case or an event.
- The newspaper review was full of praise for the play.
A stage show made up of sketches etc.
- The victims demanded a full judical review of the case.
A survey of the available items or material.
- The Cambridge Footlights Review launched many Monty Python faces.
A periodical which makes a survey of the arts or some other field.
- The magazine contained a review of Paris restaurants.
A military inspection or display for the benefit of superiors or VIPs.
- The Times Literary Review is published in London.
A forensic inspection to assess compliance with regulations or some code.
- The troops assembled for a review by the Queen.
- The regulators demanded a review against NYSE practices.
* judicial review
To survey; to look broadly over.
To write a critical evaluation of a new art work etc.; to write a review.
- Before I tackle the question directly, I must briefly review historical approaches to the problem.
To look back over in order to correct or edit; to revise.
(obsolete) To view or see again; to look back on.
* 1610–11 , (William Shakespeare), '', act IV, scene iv, in ''The Works of Mr. ''William Shake?pear''; in Eight Volumes , volume II (1709),
- The critic reviews every new play in London.
(obsolete) To retrace; to go over again.
* 1726 , (Alexander Pope) (translator), (Homer) (author), (Odyssey)'', book III, lines 127–128, in ''The Ody??ey of Homer , volume I (1760),
- Cam''[''illo''] What I do next, ?hall be next to tell the King // Of this E?cape, and whither they are bound: // Wherein my hope is, I ?hall ?o prevail, // To force him after: in who?e company // I ?hall review ''Sicilia ; for who?e ?ight, // I have a Woman’s Longing.
- Shall I the long, laborious ?cene review , // And open all the wounds of Greece anew?
* revise (v.)
To engage in an overview; to provide a brief summary.
* 1976 , Elizabeth A. Freidheim, Sociological Theory in Research Practice [http://books.google.com/books?id=mtHEnnMKh3gC], ISBN 0870730150, page 313:
- Gouldner, on the other hand, overviewed all of sociology as it exists in the Western world today, using Talcott Parsons as a "representative" example of its dominant mode of thought.