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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


Synonymspalingenesis


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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