Review vs Overview - What's the difference?

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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.

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review

English

(wikipedia review)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A second or subsequent reading of a text or artifact.
  • I need to make a review of the book before I can understand it.
  • An account intended as a critical evaluation of a text or a piece of work.
  • The newspaper review was full of praise for the play.
  • (legal) A judicial reassessment of a case or an event.
  • The victims demanded a full judical review of the case.
  • A stage show made up of sketches etc.
  • The Cambridge Footlights Review launched many Monty Python faces.
  • A survey of the available items or material.
  • The magazine contained a review of Paris restaurants.
  • A periodical which makes a survey of the arts or some other field.
  • The Times Literary Review is published in London.
  • A military inspection or display for the benefit of superiors or VIPs.
  • The troops assembled for a review by the Queen.
  • A forensic inspection to assess compliance with regulations or some code.
  • The regulators demanded a review against NYSE practices.

    Derived terms

    * * judicial review

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To survey; to look broadly over.
  • Before I tackle the question directly, I must briefly review historical approaches to the problem.
  • To write a critical evaluation of a new art work etc.; to write a review.
  • The critic reviews every new play in London.
  • * '>citation
  • 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), page 954:
  • 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.
  • (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), page 113:
  • Shall I the long, laborious ?cene review , // And open all the wounds of Greece anew?

    See also

    * revise (v.)

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    overview

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia overview) (en noun)
  • A brief summary, as of a book or a presentation.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • 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.