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1. palingenesis, recapitulation

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

2. recapitulation

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

3. recap, recapitulation, review

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

4. recapitulation

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

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of recapitulation
the act of recapitulating, esp summing up, as at the end of a speech
2. Also called: palingenesis biology
the apparent repetition in the embryonic development of an animal of the changes that occurred during its evolutionary history
Compare caenogenesis
3. music
the repeating of earlier themes, esp when forming the final section of a movement in sonata form

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see synonyms of recapitulation
the act of recapitulating
a summary, or brief restatement
palingenesis (sense 3)
4.  Music
the section of a composition which restates themes presented earlier; esp., the final division of the sonata form

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of recapitulation
1. The act or process of recapitulating.
2. A summary or concise review.
4. Music Restatement or reworking of the exposition in the tonic, constituting the third and final section of the typical sonata form.

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