Etymology
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reviewer (n.)

1610s, "one who revises" (a sense now obsolete), agent noun from review (v.). As "one who critically examines and passes judgment on new publications or productions; a writer of reviews," from 1650s.

updated on August 07, 2021

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Definitions of reviewer from WordNet

reviewer (n.)
someone who reads manuscripts and judges their suitability for publication;
Synonyms: referee / reader
reviewer (n.)
a writer who reports and analyzes events of the day;
Synonyms: commentator
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