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Meaning of word recapitulation from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

recapitulation   noun

Meaning : Emergence during embryonic development of various characters or structures that appeared during the evolutionary history of the strain or species.

Synonyms : palingenesis

Introduction during embryonic development of characters or structure not present in the earlier evolutionary history of the strain or species (such as the addition of the placenta in mammalian evolution).

caenogenesis, cainogenesis, cenogenesis, kainogenesis, kenogenesis

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

Meaning : A summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion.

Synonyms : recap, review

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