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recensio from recensere, to review, from re- + censere, to estimate


  1. A critical revision of a text
  2. A text established by critical revision

Extensive Definition

Recension refers to the practice of significantly altering a text after its initial form. When referring to Manuscripts this may be a revision by another author. However, in other cases it may refer to a process closer to copy editing.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

amendment, article, autograph, brainchild, composition, computer printout, copy, correction, document, draft, edited version, editing, emendation, engrossment, essay, fair copy, fiction, final draft, finished version, first draft, flimsy, holograph, letter, literae scriptae, literary artefact, literary production, literature, lucubration, manuscript, matter, nonfiction, opus, original, paper, parchment, penscript, piece, piece of writing, play, poem, printed matter, printout, production, reading matter, rectification, redaction, redraft, rescript, rescription, revampment, review, revisal, revise, revised edition, revision, rewrite, rewriting, screed, scrip, script, scrive, scroll, second draft, the written word, transcript, transcription, typescript, version, work, writing
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