Definitions for recapitulationˌri kəˌpɪtʃ əˈleɪ ʃən
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re•ca•pit•u•la•tionˌri kəˌpɪtʃ əˈleɪ ʃən(n.)
the act of recapitulating or the state of being recapitulated.
a brief review or summary, as of a speech.
the theory that the evolutionary history of a species is made evident in the developmental stages of each of its representative organisms.
the last section of a musical sonata form, restating the exposition.
Category: Music and Dance
Origin of recapitulation:
1350–1400; < LL
emergence during embryonic development of various characters or structures that appeared during the evolutionary history of the strain or species
(music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) in which musical themes that were introduced earlier are repeated
recapitulation, recap, review(noun)
a summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion
(music) the repetition of themes introduced earlier (especially when one is composing the final part of a movement)
A subsequent brief recitement or enumeration of the major points in a narrative, article, or book.
The third major section of a musical movement written in sonata form, representing thematic material that originally appeared in the exposition section.
The reenactment of the embryonic development in evolution of the species.
The symmetry provided by Christ's life to the teachings of the Old Testament; the summation of human experience in Jesus Christ.
Origin: From recapitulaciun et al., recapitulacion et al., or their source, from recapitulatio, from the participle stem of recapitulare, from re- + capitulum, diminutive of caput.
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
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