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recapitulate

(rē′kə-pĭch′ə-lāt′)
v. recapitu·lated, recapitu·lating, recapitu·lates
v.tr.
1. To repeat in concise form.
2. Biology To appear to repeat (the evolutionary stages of the species) during the embryonic development of the individual organism.
v.intr.
To make a summary.

re·ca·pit′u·la′tive, re·ca·pit′u·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.
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Stanley Hall well, and it was a simple matter to co--opt it for his own recapitulatory agenda.
Debussy's repetition of the opening motive to close "Soupir" may represent a "cultural lag," an anachronistic use of a recapitulatory gesture to conclude a composition that otherwise seems wholly unconcerned with notions of reprise or return.
85), which can even include clear allusions to expositional, developmental and recapitulatory gestures.
The voluminously documented studies are followed by a brief recapitulatory Conclusion, a series of appendices providing original-language editions of passages of some of the works discussed, a generous bibliography, and an index; there are also 32 full-page photographic illustrations.
In my opinion, we should think of the late Straussian style as the key to his music, a hyper-mature, infinitely recapitulatory and yet weirdly antique thing, studiously taking note of formal and harmonic developments all around him and then stepping back from them into musical styles perfected by seventeenth- and eighteenth-century antecedents.
It diverges from its tradi-tional and often largely recapitulatory ways of viewing the text, however, to add two interesting "spins" to a reading of Nature.
The recapitulatory section (A') is distinguished by a return to the tonic and wholesale repetition of much of the opening A section.
Such banal and self-conscious recapitulatory moments will tend to mar Guest's last poems, like several collected in The Red Gaze, forgoing the restraint she usually exercises in declining to wrap things up.
Both essays harken back to the opening section on music and Romantic aesthetics, thereby anticipating the recapitulatory nature of Barkhoff's concluding piece.