to review by a brief summary, as at the end of a speech or discussion; summarize.
Biology. (of an organism) to repeat (ancestral evolutionary stages) in its development.
Music. to restate (the exposition) in a sonata-form movement.
to sum up statements or matters.
- capitulate, recapitulate
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How to use recapitulate in a sentence
Still, he pointed out, scientists are recapitulating the brain’s visual processing power with computations in more detail, potentially leading to better visual processing in AI.The Accident That Led to Machines That Can See - Issue 107: The Edge | Phil Jaekl | October 20, 2021 | Nautilus
Rather, it’s to recapitulate our nervous system, from input to output, inside the controlled environment of a Petri dish.Meet Assembloids, Mini Human Brains With Muscles Attached | Shelly Fan | January 12, 2021 | Singularity Hub
Two, we have the mega computational powerhouse called machine learning to recapitulate biology in silicon.
He had left out the feminine element; obviously he must recapitulate.Wayside Courtships | Hamlin Garland
It will be needless here to recapitulate the tale of Rip van Winkle himself.The Science of Fairy Tales | Edwin Sidney Hartland
Let me, therefore, recapitulate the results of the investigations contained in this and the two preceding chapters.The Science of Fairy Tales | Edwin Sidney Hartland
It was his supreme ambition to recapitulate modern science, to write the De natura rerum of our age!Bouvard and Pcuchet, part 2 | Gustave Flaubert
I will not recapitulate: the cases I have cited, and the conclusions drawn from them, are brought into a very narrow compass.
British Dictionary definitions for recapitulate
to restate the main points of (an argument, speech, etc); summarize
(tr) (of an animal) to repeat (stages of its evolutionary development) during the embryonic stages of its life
to repeat at some point during a piece of music (material used earlier in the same work)
- recapitulative or recapitulatory, adjective
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