peer review

noun
|Updated on: 12 Jul 2018

Definition of peer review

: a process by which something proposed (as for research or publication) is evaluated by a group of experts in the appropriate field

peer-review

play \ˈpir-ri-ˈvyü\ transitive verb

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First Known Use of peer review

1969

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PEER REVIEW Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of peer review for English Language Learners

  • : a process by which a scholarly work (such as a paper or a research proposal) is checked by a group of experts in the same field to make sure it meets the necessary standards before it is published or accepted


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