Definition of RECAPITULATION

noun : RECAPITULATION

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

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

  • 2. (

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

  • 4. (

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


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