peer


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

peer

Etymology: L, par, equal
a person deemed an equal for the purpose at hand. A peer is usually a colleague or associate of roughly the same age or level of mental endowment.

peer

(pēr) [ME.]
One who has an equal standing with another in age, class, or rank.

peer review

The evaluation of the quality of the work effort of an individual by his or her colleagues. It could involve evaluation of articles submitted for publication or the quality of medical care administered by an individual, group, or hospital.
References in periodicals archive ?
Study authors often complain about the secretive nature of traditional peer review, Miller notes.
Classwide peer tutoring and the prevention of school failure.
Although peer review is a lengthy and costly process, it enables us to better inform stakeholders of our activities and their results.
Evidence of the evolving value of peer reviews is seen in the fact that when peer review was first adopted, very few, if any, state boards of accountancy mandated peer review for licensure.
With GLOBAL, Peer 1 co-location customers will be able to load balance their servers in multiple locations simply by putting servers in two or more Peer 1 data centers around the world.
The peer review debate is irrelevant to Matt Lewis, a first-year, eighth grade math teacher at James Madison High School of Excellence.
In the program, selected students were trained as peer mediators to help students in conflict find nonviolent, mutually agreeable ways to resolve their differences.
Race and gender differences in adolescent peer group approval of leisure activities, Journal of Leisure Research, 30(2), 214-232.
In addition, because of their daily contact with fellow officers, peer supporters are in a better position to detect incipient problems before they become full blown.
Again, the goal is improved buy-in, first from the peer opinion leaders themselves, next from the peers they influence.
The incident report illustrates how courts struggle with applying the peer review privilege.
Peer review encourages supervisors to make better decisions and to solve problems as soon as they arise.