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recapitulation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Recapitulation  \Re`ca*pit`u*la"tion\,  n.  [LL.  recapitulatio:  cf 
  F.  recapitulation.] 
  The  act  of  recapitulating;  a  summary,  or  concise  statement  or 
  enumeration,  of  the  principal  points,  facts,  or  statements, 
  in  a  preceding  discourse,  argument,  or  essay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  recapitulation 
  n  1:  emergence  during  embryonic  development  of  various  characters 
  or  structures  that  appeared  during  the  evolutionary 
  history  of  the  strain  or  species  [syn:  {palingenesis}] 
  [ant:  {cenogenesis}] 
  2:  a  summary  that  repeats  the  substance  of  a  longer  discussion 
  [syn:  {recap},  {review}] 




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