- a critical revision of a literary work
- a text revised in this way
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
- Literaturean editorial revision of a literary work, esp. on the basis of critical examination of the text and the sources used.
- Literaturea version of a text resulting from such revision.
- Latin recēnsiōn- (stem of recēnsiō) a reviewing, equivalent. to recēns(ēre) (re- re- + cēnsēre to estimate, assess) + -iōn- -ion