1. The act of recapitulating; a summary, or concise statement or enumeration, of the principal points, facts, or statements, in a preceding discourse, argument, or essay.
n 1: emergence during embryonic development of various characters
or structures that appeared during the evolutionary
history of the strain or species [syn: palingenesis]
2: a section of a musical composition or movement in which
themes introduced earlier are repeated
3: a summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer
discussion [syn: recap, review]