recapitulatory

recapitulation

[ree-kuh-pich-uh-ley-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of recapitulating or the state of being recapitulated.
2.
a brief review or summary, as of a speech.
3.
Biology. the theory that the stages an organism passes through during its embryonic development repeat the evolutionary stages of structural change in its ancestral lineage.
4.
Music. the modified restatement of the exposition following the development section in a sonata-form movement.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English recapitulacioun < Late Latin recapitulātiōn- (stem of recapitulātiō), equivalent to recapitulāt(us) (see recapitulate) + -iōn- -ion

recapitulative, recapitulatory [ree-kuh-pich-uh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
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recapitulate (ˌriːkəˈpɪtjʊˌleɪt)
 
vb
1.  to restate the main points of (an argument, speech, etc); summarize
2.  (tr) (of an animal) to repeat (stages of its evolutionary development) during the embryonic stages of its life
3.  to repeat at some point during a piece of music (material used earlier in the same work)
 
[C16: from Late Latin recapitulāre, literally: to put back under headings; see capitulate]
 
reca'pitulative
 
adj
 
reca'pitulatory
 
adj

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

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recapitulation
1388, "a summarizing," from O.Fr. recapitulacion (13c.), from L.L. recapitulationem (nom. recapitulatio), from recapitulatus, pp. of recapitulare "go over the main points of a thing again," lit. "restate by heads or chapters," from re- "again" + capitulum "main part" (see chapter).
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