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re·ca·pit·u·la·tion

 (rē′kə-pĭch′ə-lā′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of recapitulating.
2. A summary or concise review.
4. Music Restatement or reworking of the exposition in the tonic, constituting the third and final section of the typical sonata form.

recapitulation

(ˌriːkəˌpɪtjʊˈleɪʃən)
n
1. the act of recapitulating, esp summing up, as at the end of a speech
2. (Biology) biology Also called: palingenesis the apparent repetition in the embryonic development of an animal of the changes that occurred during its evolutionary history. Compare caenogenesis
3. (Classical Music) music the repeating of earlier themes, esp when forming the final section of a movement in sonata form

re•ca•pit•u•la•tion

(ˌri kəˌpɪtʃ əˈleɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of recapitulating or the state of being recapitulated.
2. a brief review or summary, as of a speech.
3. the theory that the evolutionary history of a species is made evident in the developmental stages of each of its representative organisms.
4. the last section of a musical sonata form, restating the exposition.
[1350–1400; < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.recapitulation - emergence during embryonic development of various characters or structures that appeared during the evolutionary history of the strain or species
growing, growth, ontogenesis, ontogeny, maturation, development - (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
2.recapitulation - (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) in which musical themes that were introduced earlier are repeated
section, subdivision - a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical); "he always turns first to the business section"; "the history of this work is discussed in the next section"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
3.recapitulation - a summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion
capitulation - a summary that enumerates the main parts of a topic
epanodos - recapitulation of the main ideas of a speech (especially in reverse order)
4.recapitulation - (music) the repetition of themes introduced earlier (especially when one is composing the final part of a movement)
composing, composition - musical creation
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

recapitulation

noun
A condensation of the essential or main points of something:
Informal: recap.
Translations
rekapitulace
rekapitulering
ismétlõ összefoglalás
samantekt
要約
özetleme

recapitulation

[ˈriːkəˌpɪtjʊˈleɪʃən] Nrecapitulación f, resumen m

recapitulation

[ˌriːkəpɪtʃʊˈleɪʃən] n (= summing up) → récapitulation f

recapitulation

nRekapitulation f, → kurze Zusammenfassung; (Mus) → Reprise f

recapitulation

[ˈriːkəˌpɪtjʊˈleɪʃn] n (summary) → ricapitolazione f

recapitulate

(riːkəˈpitjuleit) verb
(abbreviation recap (ˈriːkӕp) past tense, past particple ˈrecapped) to go over again (the chief points of a statement, argument etc).
ˈrecaˌpituˈlation abbreviation ( ˈrecap) noun
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He was so obstinate in his resolution, that Heathcliff deemed it expedient to compel from my lips a recapitulation of what had taken place; standing over me, heaving with malevolence, as I reluctantly delivered the account in answer to his questions.
But Mrs Musgrove, who got Anne near her on purpose to thank her most cordially, again and again, for all her attentions to them, concluded a short recapitulation of what she had suffered herself by observing, with a happy glance round the room, that after all she had gone through, nothing was so likely to do her good as a little quiet cheerfulness at home.
I claim the right to correct misstatements, and have so corrected the color of the water in the above recapitulation.
Casaubon leaned over the elbow of his chair, and swayed his head up and down, apparently as a muscular outlet instead of that recapitulation which would not have been becoming.
The first portion of her evidence was almost a recapitulation of the evidence given by the prisoner's mother--with this difference, that Mrs.
Excellent, my dear Barbicane; only permit me to offer one remark: My wish is to tell my story once for all, to everybody, and then have done with it; then there will be no need for recapitulation.
In the last chapter I shall give a brief recapitulation of the whole work, and a few concluding remarks.
Strait of Magellan -- Port Famine -- Ascent of Mount Tarn -- Forests -- Edible Fungus -- Zoology -- Great Sea-weed -- Leave Tierra del Fuego -- Climate -- Fruit-trees and Productions of the Southern Coasts -- Height of Snow-line on the Cordillera -- Descent of Glaciers to the Sea -- Icebergs formed -- Transportal of Boulders -- Climate and Productions of the Antarctic Islands -- Preservation of Frozen Carcasses -- Recapitulation.
Thus the figure of the cave in Book VII is a recapitulation of the divisions of knowledge in Book VI.
But before we proceed to this business, a short recapitulation of some previous matters may be necessary.
He began his lecture by a recapitulation of the history of chemistry and the various improvements made by different men of learning, pronouncing with fervour the names of the most distinguished discoverers.
hear); to Muggleton I will readily concede all these honours and distinctions to which it can fairly lay claim--they are too numerous and too well known to require aid or recapitulation from me.