Definitions for: Repercussion

[n] a movement back from an impact
[n] a remote or indirect consequence of some action; "his declaration had unforeseen repercussions"; "reverberations of the market crash were felt years later"

Webster (1913) Definition: Re`per*cus"sion (-k?sh"?n), n. [L. repercussio:
cf. F. r['e]percussion.]
1. The act of driving back, or the state of being driven
back; reflection; reverberation; as, the repercussion of

Ever echoing back in endless repercussion. --Hare.

2. (Mus.) Rapid reiteration of the same sound.

3. (Med.) The subsidence of a tumor or eruption by the action
of a repellent. --Dunglison.

4. (Obstetrics) In a vaginal examination, the act of
imparting through the uterine wall with the finger a shock
to the fetus, so that it bounds upward, and falls back
again against the examining finger.

Synonyms: backlash, rebound, recoil, reverberation

See Also: bounce, bouncing, carom, consequence, effect, event, issue, motion, movement, outcome, resilience, resiliency, result, ricochet, upshot

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