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Definition of RECAPITULATION
: a concise summary
: the hypothetical occurrence in an individual organism's development of successive stages resembling the series of ancestral types from which it has descended so that the ontogeny of the individual retraces the phylogeny of its group
: the third section of a sonata form
Examples of RECAPITULATION
<will begin his presentation with a recapitulation of the research done on the disease up to this point>