Recapitulation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌriːkəpɪtʃuˈleɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word recapitulation
Brit.  |ˌriːkəpɪtjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word recapitulation


- emergence during embryonic development of various characters or structures that appeared during the evolutionary history of the strain or species (syn: palingenesis)
- (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) in which musical themes that were introduced earlier are repeated
- a summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion (syn: recap, review)
- (music) the repetition of themes introduced earlier (especially when one is composing the final part of a movement)


...will begin his presentation with a recapitulation of the research done on the disease up to this point...

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