from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To repeat in concise form.
- transitive v. Biology To appear to repeat (the evolutionary stages of the species) during the embryonic development of the individual organism.
- intransitive v. To make a summary.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to summarize or repeat in concise form
- v. to repeat the evolutionary stages of an organism during its embryonic development
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. 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.
- intransitive v. To sum up, or enumerate by heads or topics, what has been previously said; to repeat briefly the substance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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.
- 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, rehearse, which are freer in their use. To reiterate is to say a thing a second time or oftener.
- To repeat in brief what has already been said.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. repeat an earlier theme of a composition
- v. repeat stages of evolutionary development during the embryonic phase of life
- v. summarize briefly
Most first generation immigrants will be able to understand more English than you think, but for them to process it and recapitulate, that is more than they are willing to do, it is just plain hard!
We have thus been able to largely recapitulate several centuries of painstaking manual labor with our automated method, the Israeli team announced in a paper presented last week in Portland, Oregon, at the annual conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics.
Any state-level insurance efforts will recapitulate that pattern.
Social historians like Clare Graves and Jean Gebser have developed developmental models that show how human individuals and cultures recapitulate individual growth through archaic, magical, mythical-tribal, modernist, post-modernist and onto integral value structures.
I do not need to recapitulate your own record for you, but I wish to ensure that everybody here knows how well you have served the Romulan people.
To recapitulate in short what I've written in the past:
Google hopes to recapitulate this history in smartphone software.
I think when gamers are upset about a video game movie being awful, they aren't saying 'that game was awesome film material, how could they mess it up!?' they're more saying, 'why do book adaptations get better writers who know what works in film and what doesn't while all we get is someone who tries to recapitulate plot points/action sequences from the game'
We have had and still have fascinating discussions on 'sf vis a vis mythology' amongst Indian sf buffs and it would perhaps be worthwhile to recapitulate that discussion here.
To recapitulate, the struggle for secession did involve a few thousand committed anti-Soviet nationalists.