recapitulation

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

re·ca·pit·u·la·tion

noun \-ˌpi-chə-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of RECAPITULATION

1
:  a concise summary
2
:  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
3
:  the third section of a sonata form

Examples of RECAPITULATION

  1. <will begin his presentation with a recapitulation of the research done on the disease up to this point>

First Known Use of RECAPITULATION

14th century

re·ca·pit·u·la·tion

noun \ˌrē-kə-ˌpich-ə-ˈlā-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RECAPITULATION

: the supposed repetition in the development of the individual of its phylogenetic history—see recapitulation theory

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: recapitulationist
Previous Word in the Dictionary: recapitulate
All Words Near: recapitulation

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up recapitulation? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More