Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun recapitulation

4 senses of recapitulation

Sense 1
palingenesis, recapitulation -- (emergence during embryonic development of various characters or structures that appeared during the evolutionary history of the strain or species)
       => growth, growing, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis -- ((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; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children")

Sense 2
recapitulation -- ((music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) in which musical themes that were introduced earlier are repeated)
       => section, subdivision -- (a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical); "he always turns first to the business section"; "the history of this work is discussed in the next section")

Sense 3
recapitulation, recap, review -- (a summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion)
       => capitulation -- (a summary that enumerates the main parts of a topic)

Sense 4
recapitulation -- ((music) the repetition of themes introduced earlier (especially when one is composing the final part of a movement))
       => composing, composition -- (musical creation)

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