Definitions for: Recapitulation


[n] a summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion
[n] a section of a musical composition or movement in which themes introduced earlier are repeated
[n] emergence during embryonic development of various characters or structures that appeared during the evolutionary history of the strain or species



Webster (1913) Definition: Re`ca*pit`u*la"tion, n. [LL. recapitulatio: cf.
F. recapitulation.]
The act of recapitulating; a summary, or concise statement or
enumeration, of the principal points, facts, or statements,
in a preceding discourse, argument, or essay.

Synonyms: palingenesis, recap, review

Antonyms: caenogenesis, cainogenesis, cenogenesis, kainogenesis, kenogenesis

See Also: capitulation, development, epanodos, growing, growth, maturation, ontogenesis, ontogeny, section, subdivision

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