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English noun: recapitulation

1. recapitulation (process) emergence during embryonic development of various characters or structures that appeared during the evolutionary history of the strain or species


Broader (hypernym)development, growing, growth, maturation, ontogenesis, ontogeny

Antonymscaenogenesis, cainogenesis, cenogenesis, kainogenesis, kenogenesis

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

Broader (hypernym)section, subdivision

Domain categorymusic

3. recapitulation (communication) a summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion

Synonymsrecap, review

Broader (hypernym)capitulation

Narrower (hyponym)epanodos

4. recapitulation (act) (music) the repetition of themes introduced earlier (especially when one is composing the final part of a movement)

Broader (hypernym)composing, composition

Domain categorymusic

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