Dictionary Results for recapitulation

1. recapitulation - noun

· emergence during embryonic development of various characters or structures that appeared during the evolutionary history of the strain or species

Synonym(s): palingenesis

Hypernym(s): growth, growing, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis

2. recapitulation - noun

· (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) in which musical themes that were introduced earlier are repeated

Hypernym(s): section, subdivision

3. recapitulation - noun

· a summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion

Synonym(s): recap, review

Hypernym(s): capitulation

4. recapitulation - noun

· (music) the repetition of themes introduced earlier (especially when one is composing the final part of a movement)

Hypernym(s): composing, composition

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