Reviewal vs. Review

By Jaxson

  • Reviewal

    In funeral services, a viewing (sometimes referred to as calling hours, reviewal, funeral visitation or a wake in the United States, Canada and Ireland) is the time that the family and friends come to see the deceased after they have been prepared by a funeral home. It is generally recommended (however not necessary) that any body to be viewed be embalmed in order to create the best possible presentation of the deceased. A viewing may take place at the funeral parlor, in a family home or at a church or chapel prior to the actual funeral service. Some cultures, such as the Māori of New Zealand, often take the body to the Marae or tribal community hall.

    Viewing is sometimes combined with a service called a wake although in some places the term wake is interchangeable with viewing. Many authorities consider the viewing important to the grieving process as it gives a chance to say goodbye on a personal level. It can also make it easier to accept the reality of the death, which can often seem unreal especially in the industrial world where death is handled by professionals and the family may only know of a death through phone calls rather than experiencing it as it occurs.

  • Review

    A review is an evaluation of a publication, service, or company such as a movie (a movie review), video game (video game review), musical composition (music review of a composition or recording), book (book review); a piece of hardware like a car, home appliance, or computer; or an event or performance, such as a live music concert, play, musical theater show, dance show, or art exhibition. In addition to a critical evaluation, the review’s author may assign the work a rating to indicate its relative merit. More loosely, an author may review current events, trends, or items in the news. A compilation of reviews may itself be called a review. The New York Review of Books, for instance, is a collection of essays on literature, culture, and current affairs. National Review, founded by William F. Buckley, Jr., is an influential conservative magazine, and Monthly Review is a long-running socialist periodical.

  • Reviewal (noun)

    the act or process of reviewing

  • Review (noun)

    A second or subsequent reading of a text or artifact in an attempt to gain new insights.

    “I need to make a review of the book before I can understand it.”

  • Review (noun)

    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.”

  • Review (noun)

    A judicial reassessment of a case or an event.

    “The victims demanded a full judicial review of the case.”

  • Review (noun)

    A stage show made up of topical sketches etc.; a revue.

    “The Cambridge Footlights Review launched many Monty Python faces.”

  • Review (noun)

    A survey of the available items or material.

    “The magazine contained a review of Paris restaurants.”

  • Review (noun)

    A periodical which makes a survey of the arts or some other field.

    “The Times Literary Review is published in London.”

  • Review (noun)

    A military inspection or display for the benefit of superiors or VIPs.

    “The troops assembled for a review by the Queen.”

  • Review (noun)

    A forensic inspection to assess compliance with regulations or some code.

    “The regulators demanded a review against NYSE practices.”

  • Review (verb)

    To survey; to look broadly over.

    “Before I tackle the question directly, I must briefly review historical approaches to the problem.”

  • Review (verb)

    To write a critical evaluation of a new art work etc.; to write a review.

    “The critic reviews every new play in London.”

  • Review (verb)

    To look back over in order to correct or edit; to revise.

  • Review (verb)

    To look over again (something previously written or learned), especially in preparation for an examination.

  • Review (verb)

    To view or see again; to look back on.

  • Review (verb)

    To retrace; to go over again.


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