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Definition of "recension" [re•cen•sion]

  • A critical revision of a text incorporating the most plausible elements found in varying sources. (noun)
  • A text so revised. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "recension" in a sentence
  • "The correct historical setting indicates that the recension was the work of an Abyssinian of the sixth century, who wished to date the establishment of the Abyssinian"
  • "It seems to be very much the same recension which is exhibited by Coisl."
  • "Peisistratic "recension," goes far to prove, that, among the numerous manuscripts they examined, this was either wanting, or thought unworthy of attention."