followup vs review what difference

what is difference between followup and review



followup (plural followups)

  1. Alternative spelling of follow-up


Alternative forms

  • re-view (rare for noun, obsolete for verb)


From Middle English revewe, reveue, from Old French reveüe, revue (Modern French: revue), feminine form of reveü, past participle of reveoir (French: revoir), from Latin revideō, from re- +videō (see, observe) (English: video). Equivalent to re- +‎ view. Compare retrospect. Doublet of revue.


  • IPA(key): /ɹɪˈvjuː/
  • Rhymes: -uː


review (plural reviews)

  1. A second or subsequent reading of a text or artifact in an attempt to gain new insights.
  2. An account intended as a critical evaluation of a text or a piece of work.
    • 1971, Peter Brown, The World of Late Antiquity: AD 150—750, Thames & Hudson LTD (2013 reprint), →ISBN, page 54.
      The more strongly people felt about their ideas, the more potent the demons seemed to them: Christians believed that traditional paganism, far from being the work of men, was an ‘opium of the masses’, pumped into the human race by the non-human demons; and one scholar even ascribed bad reviews of his book to demonic inspiration!
  3. (law) A judicial reassessment of a case or an event.
  4. A stage show made up of topical sketches etc.
    Synonym: revue
  5. A survey of the available items or material.
  6. A periodical which makes a survey of the arts or some other field.
  7. A military inspection or display for the benefit of superiors or VIPs.
  8. A forensic inspection to assess compliance with regulations or some code.

Derived terms

  • board of review
  • capsule review
  • judicial review



review (third-person singular simple present reviews, present participle reviewing, simple past and past participle reviewed)

  1. To survey; to look broadly over.
  2. To write a critical evaluation of a new art work etc.; to write a review.
  3. To look back over in order to correct or edit; to revise.
  4. (transitive, US, Canada) To look over again (something previously written or learned), especially in preparation for an examination.
  5. (obsolete) To view or see again; to look back on.
    • 1610–11, William Shakespeare, The Winter’s Tale, act IV, scene iv, in The Works of Mr. William Shakeſpear; in Eight Volumes, volume II (1709), page 954:
      Cam[illo]   What I do next, ſhall be next to tell the King // Of this Eſcape, and whither they are bound: // Wherein my hope is, I ſhall ſo prevail, // To force him after: in whoſe company // I ſhall review Sicilia; for whoſe ſight, // I have a Woman’s Longing.
  6. (obsolete) To retrace; to go over again.
    • 1726, Alexander Pope (translator), Homer (author), Odyssey, book III, lines 127–128, in The Odyſſey of Homer, volume I (1760), page 113:
      Shall I the long, laborious ſcene review, // And open all the wounds of Greece anew?


See also

Related terms

  • reviewer
  • reviewability
  • medireview
  • rereview

See also

  • retrospect
  • revise (v.)


  • viewer

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