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RECAPITULATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does recapitulation mean? 

RECAPITULATION (noun)
  The noun RECAPITULATION has 3 senses:

1. emergence during embryonic development of various characters or structures that appeared during the evolutionary history of the strain or species
2. (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) in which musical themes that were introduced earlier are repeated
3. a summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion

  Familiarity information: RECAPITULATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RECAPITULATION (noun)


Sense 1recapitulation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

palingenesis; recapitulation

Hypernyms ("recapitulation" is a kind of...):

development; growing; growth; maturation; ontogenesis; ontogeny ((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)


Sense 2recapitulation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("recapitulation" is a kind of...):

section; subdivision (a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical))

Domain category:

music (an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner)


Sense 3recapitulation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

recap; recapitulation; review

Hypernyms ("recapitulation" is a kind of...):

capitulation (a summary that enumerates the main parts of a topic)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "recapitulation"):

epanodos (recapitualtion of the main ideas of a speech (especially in reverse order))


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