recapitulation


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re·ca·pit·u·la·tion the·o·ry

the theory formulated by E.H. Haeckel that people during their embryonic development pass through stages similar in general structural plan to the stages their species passed through in its evolution; more technically phrased, the theory that ontogeny is an abbreviated recapitulation of phylogeny.

recapitulation

(rē′kə-pĭch′ə-lā′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of recapitulating.
2. A summary or concise review.
4. Music Restatement or reworking of the exposition in the tonic, constituting the third and final section of the typical sonata form.

recapitulation

the apparent repetition in the embryological development of an organism of stages similar to those of the ancestral adult forms which, in terms of evolution, preceded it. The concept is expressed as ‘ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny’. For example, gill slits appear in the development of the human embryo.
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Take, for example, Marianne Schlosser's otherwise straightforward biographical essay entitled "Bonaventure: Life and Works" (9-60): it is not simply a recapitulation of known historical data but rather a presentation reflecting decades of the best work in Franciscan history, historiography, theology, and paleography.
Here VanDrunen argues that "one of the chief purposes of the Mosaic covenant was to make Israel's experience a recapitulation of the creation, probation, and fall of Adam" (282, emphasis original).
Je fais une recapitulation de pas mal de choses qui m'ont deja depasse.
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Like many modern abortionists, Haeckel rejected the theory that states that human life begins at conception, and erroneously claimed that embryological development (ontogeny) recapitulated evolutionary ancestry (phylogeny); that each individual person, as it develops from conception to adulthood passes through the evolutionary stages of its ancestors, (the recapitulation theory).
For Beethoven, the move from dominant to tonic at the recapitulation of a sonata movement was not trivial but necessary.
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The ten year anniversary from the signing of the Framework Agreement is truly a good opportunity for recapitulation what next and how, following a turbulent period which, fortunately, is drawing to an end, professor Dimitar Mircev concludes for Dnevnik.
In the end these experiments led to his writing of a recapitulation that neither uses the primary theme nor is in the tonic (the Quartett-Satz, D.
The most clearly marked and frequently analyzed example occurs in the recapitulation in 5,1,1-2, where its position alone, precisely at the start of the second half of the novel, (25) is reason enough to pay close attention, but its clear imitation of the recapitulations that head most of the books of the Anabasis demands that we do so.
Although the temperature cooled in the development, the mercury rose again as the recapitulation got under way.