Recapitulation meaning

rē'kə-pĭch'ə-lā'shən
The act or process of recapitulating.
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A summary or concise review.
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Restatement or reworking of the exposition in the tonic, constituting the third and final section of the typical sonata form.
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The act of recapitulating.
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A summary, or brief restatement.
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The section of a composition which restates themes presented earlier; esp., the final division of the sonata form.
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A subsequent brief recitement or enumeration of the major points in a narrative, article, or book.
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(music) The third major section of a musical movement written in sonata form, representing thematic material that originally appeared in the exposition section.
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(biology) The reenactment of the embryonic development in evolution of the species.
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(theology) The symmetry provided by Christ's life to the teachings of the Old Testament; the summation of human experience in Jesus Christ.
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Origin of recapitulation

  • From Anglo-Norman recapitulaciun et al., Middle French recapitulacion et al., or their source, from Late Latin recapitulatio (“summing up, summary"), from the participle stem of recapitulare (“recapitulate"), from re- + capitulum (“chapter, section"), diminutive of caput (“head").
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