recension

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From Latin recēnsiō (review), from recēnseō (review), from re- + cēnseō (give an opinion).

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recension (plural recensions)

  1. A critical revision of a text.
  2. A text established by critical revision.
  3. A family of manuscripts which share similar traits; the variety of a language which is used in such manuscripts.
    The existence of two major literary centres in the First Bulgarian Empire led to the emergence of two recensions of Old Church Slavonic: the Bulgarian Recension and the Macedonian Recension.
    The Russian recension of Old Church Slavonic emerged after the 10th century and was characterized by the substitution of /u/ for the nasal sound /õ/.

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recension c

  1. a critique, a review

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