(music) The third major section of a musical movement written in sonata form, representing thematic material that originally appeared in the exposition section.
(biology) The reenactment of the embryonic development in evolution of the species.
(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-Normanrecapitulaciun 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").
Recapitulation Sentence Examples
Joachim was the first to apply the "recapitulation" theory to Revelation.
It reappears in some strength in the code of Canute, but the latter is chiefly a recapitulation of former enactments.
In the last chapter I shall give a brief recapitulation of the whole work, and a few concluding remarks.
A relentless energy pushes the music along, until a recapitulation of the opening leads to the breath-taking close.
To prevent discontinuity of results at this stage, recapitulation from an analytical point of view is desirable.