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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For example, I certainly would not wish to deny the recapitulation a practical function.
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Following Irenaeus, many of the Fathers incorporated the concept of recapitulation into their soteriology.
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Obscured in debate on Haeckel is the question: Does the theory of recapitulation contain substantial truth?
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This new edition would be more welcome if previous strictures about over-structuring had reduced the amount of recapitulation and trailing, but they clearly fell on deaf ears.
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The disadvantage is twofold: the reading of this excellent study is tiresome; the reader is not helped by periodic summaries or by the recapitulation at the end of the work.
The recapitulation of Duato's solo after the composer's death brings the ballet to a moving close.