Definition of Repercussion

1. Noun. A remote or indirect consequence of some action. "Reverberations of the market crash were felt years later"

Exact synonyms: Reverberation
Generic synonyms: Consequence, Effect, Event, Issue, Outcome, Result, Upshot
Derivative terms: Repercuss, Reverberate

2. Noun. A movement back from an impact.
Exact synonyms: Backlash, Rebound, Recoil
Generic synonyms: Motion, Movement
Specialized synonyms: Bounce, Bouncing, Resilience, Resiliency, Carom, Ricochet
Derivative terms: Rebound, Recoil

Definition of Repercussion

1. n. The act of driving back, or the state of being driven back; reflection; reverberation; as, the repercussion of sound.

Definition of Repercussion

1. Noun. A consequence or ensuing result of some action. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Repercussion

1. percussion [n -S] - See also: percussion

Medical Definition of Repercussion

1. 1. The act of driving back, or the state of being driven back; reflection; reverberation; as, the repercussion of sound. "Ever echoing back in endless repercussion." (Hare) 2. Rapid reiteration of the same sound. 3. The subsidence of a tumour or eruption by the action of a repellent. 4. In a vaginal examination, the act of imparting through the uterine wall with the finger a shock to the foetus, so that it bounds upward, and falls back again against the examining finger. Origin: L. Repercussio: cf. F. Repercussion. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Repercussion

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1. The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: With a Life of the by Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu (1859)
"Of the repercussion rf Soundt ana Echa. The repercussion of sounds (which we call echo) can be taken for an argument that sound is not a local motion of ..."

2. The Great War by George Henry Allen, Henry C. Whitehead, French Ensor Chadwick (1919)
"The repercussion of the European war. American beneficence. The conflict of opinions and the predominance of pro-Ally sentiment. ..."

3. The Economic Development of the Argentine Republic in the Last Fifty Years by Ernesto Tornquist & Co (1919)
"THE FUEL PROBLEM, AND ITS repercussion IN ARGENTINA Under the above heading, ... Under the first - mentioned aspect, the repercussion is being felt in an ..."

4. Taxation: Its Principles and Methods by Luigi Cossa, Horace White (1888)
"... of time to the contributors, undue restrictions of individual freedom, invasion of domiciles and of business secrets. CHAPTER V. repercussion OF TAXES. ..."

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