• WordNet 3.6
    • v recapitulate summarize briefly "Let's recapitulate the main ideas"
    • v recapitulate repeat an earlier theme of a composition
    • v recapitulate repeat stages of evolutionary development during the embryonic phase of life
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Cephalacaudal recapitulation is the reason our extremities develop faster than the rest of us.
    • v. t Recapitulate To repeat, as the principal points in a discourse, argument, or essay; to give a summary of the principal facts, points, or arguments of; to relate in brief; to summarize.
    • v. i Recapitulate To sum up, or enumerate by heads or topics, what has been previously said; to repeat briefly the substance.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • recapitulate To repeat, as the principal things mentioned in a preceding discourse, argument, or essay; give a summary of the principal facts, points, or arguments of; mention or relate in brief.
    • recapitulate Synonyms Recapitulate, Repeat, Recite, Rehearse, Reiterate. Recapitulate is a precise word, applying to the formal or exact naming of points that have been with some exactness named before: as, it is often well after an extended argument, to recapitulate the heads. In this it differs from repeat, recite, rehears, which are freer in their use. To reiterate is to say a thing a second time or oftener.
    • recapitulate To repeat in brief what has already been said.
    • recapitulate In biology, to repeat ancestral evolutionary stages: said of young animals in their early development.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Recapitulate rē-ka-pit′ū-lāt to go over again the chief points of anything
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. recapitulare, recapitulatum,; pref. re-, re- + capitulum, a small head, chapter, section. See Capitulate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. recapitulāre, -ātumre-, again, capitulum—caput, head.


In literature:

It was unnecessary for him, he said, to recapitulate evidence of so simple a character.
"Eli" by Heman White Chaplin
It went on a long time, and seemed when audible to be only a recapitulation of Act I.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, March 11, 1914" by Various
Paul was recapitulating to Lydia the advantages of the location of their house.
"The Squirrel-Cage" by Dorothy Canfield
Only in solitude could she, or dared she, give herself up to the constant recapitulation of every minutest incident of the morning.
"Bonaventure" by George Washington Cable
He entertains her with a recital of his adventures, and in his narration the principal events of the poem are recapitulated.
"The Odyssey of Homer" by Homer
It is needless here to recapitulate the principles which governed these two individuals; they have already been fully stated.
"The Last Penny and Other Stories" by T. S. Arthur
If the Logos is to be made flesh, he must recapitulate the cosmic process in fleshly existence.
"Christianity As A Mystical Fact" by Rudolf Steiner
It will be needless here to recapitulate the tale of Rip van Winkle himself.
"The Science of Fairy Tales" by Edwin Sidney Hartland
Napoleon encircled her in his arms, and briefly recapitulated the memorable scenes of the day.
"Hortense, Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
Langham proceeded to recapitulate it.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward

In news:

Rorty recapitulated the ideas of numerous philosophers, including Nietzsche, Heidegger, Wittgenstein, and Derrida--all of whom believed that the effort to acquire absolute knowledge of the whole of reality had reached an endpoint in our time.
9) for every creature, is described in the Letter to the Ephesians with a distinctive term: to " recapitulate " all things in heaven and on earth in Christ (Eph 1: 10).
To begin my seventh annual column recapitulating a year's worth of reader ire, I would like to diagram a typical message.
Immune Mouse that Fully Recapitulates Individual Human Immune System Developed.
Scientists report on the development of a mouse model that recapitulates the immune system of a single adult human.
Wynton Marsalis and his contemporaries recapitulate modern jazz.
Veteran iO director Jason R Chin impressively reimagines the movie-improv form, even recapitulating the cinema experience: before the show a performer displays film trivia on posters and popcorn is handed out.

In science:

We quickly recapitulate how pomsets can be used to assign a semantics to MSCs.
Formal Test Purposes and The Validity of Test Cases
We will now recapitulate the effect of the various cosmological parameters on the Cl ’s, within the framework of the minimal ΛCDM model.
TASI Lectures on Cosmological Perturbations
We also recapitulate how the sparticle spectrum and the SUSY parameters of the low energy theory are obtained and present representative examples of these.
Supercollider Signatures of Supergravity Models with Yukawa Unification
Let us recapitulate the main properties of this representation. (cid:15) It is derived from the ENGCG representation. (cid:15) It expresses syntactic functions in an underspeci(cid:12)c dependency-oriented fashion.
Three studies of grammar-based surface-syntactic parsing of unrestricted English text. A summary and orientation
Led by a number of formal considerations that later turned out to embody the ultrametric organization of these states, Parisi proposed a, by now standard, parametrization for the RSB solutions which we briefly recapitulate in order to fix notations.
Block diagonalizing ultrametric matrices