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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Late Latin
Origin: , past participle of recapitulare 'to restate by headings', from Latin capitulum 'division of a book'

recapitulate

verb
     
re‧ca‧pit‧u‧late [intransitive and transitive]
formal to repeat the main points of something that has just been said [= recap]
recapitulation noun [uncountable and countable]

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