Definition of Recapitulation

1. Noun. Emergence during embryonic development of various characters or structures that appeared during the evolutionary history of the strain or species.

Exact synonyms: Palingenesis
Generic synonyms: Development, Growing, Growth, Maturation, Ontogenesis, Ontogeny
Antonyms: Cenogenesis
Derivative terms: Palingenetic, Recapitulate



2. Noun. (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) in which musical themes that were introduced earlier are repeated.
Generic synonyms: Section, Subdivision
Category relationships: Music
Derivative terms: Recapitulate

3. Noun. A summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion.
Exact synonyms: Recap, Review
Generic synonyms: Capitulation
Specialized synonyms: Epanodos
Derivative terms: Recap, Recapitulate, Review

4. Noun. (music) the repetition of themes introduced earlier (especially when one is composing the final part of a movement).
Generic synonyms: Composing, Composition
Category relationships: Music

Definition of Recapitulation

1. n. 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.

Definition of Recapitulation

1. Noun. A subsequent brief recitement or enumeration of the major points in a narrative, article, or book. ¹

2. Noun. (music) The third major section of a musical movement written in sonata form, representing thematic material that originally appeared in the exposition section. ¹

3. Noun. (biology) The reenactment of the embryonic development in evolution of the species. ¹

4. Noun. (theology) The symmetry provided by Christ's life to the teachings of the Old Testament; the summation of human experience in Jesus Christ. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Recapitulation

1. capitulation [n -S] - See also: capitulation

Medical Definition of Recapitulation

1. See: recapitulation theory. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Recapitulation

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1. Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education by John Dewey (1916)
"Education as recapitulation and Retrospection. — A peculiar combination of the ideas of development and formation from without has given rise to the ..."

2. Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education by John Dewey (1916)
"Education as recapitulation and Retrospection. — A peculiar combination of the ideas of development and formation from without has given rise to the ..."

3. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin (1909)
"CHAPTER XV recapitulation AND CONCLUSION recapitulation of the objections to the theory of Natural Selection- recapitulation of the general and special ..."

4. The Science of Railways by Marshall Monroe Kirkman (1904)
"The final footing of the recapitulation should agree exactly with the amount of the pay rolls distributed. 4. A summary of pay rolls, showing the amount of ..."

5. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin (1909)
"CHAPTER XV recapitulation AND CONCLUSION recapitulation of the objections to the theory of Natural Selection— recapitulation of the general and special ..."

6. The Science of Railways by Marshall Monroe Kirkman (1903)
"The final footing of the recapitulation should agree exactly with the amount of the pay rolls distributed. 4. A summary of pay rolls, showing the amount of ..."

7. Development and Evolution: Including Psychophysical Evolution, Evolution by by James Mark Baldwin (1902)
"If we ask the philosophical question, why recapitulation is true — why development should recapitulate evolution —various partial answers may be advanced; ..."

8. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection by Charles Darwin (1878)
"recapitulation of the objections to the theory of Natural Selection — recapitulation of the general and special circumstances in its favour — Causes of the ..."

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