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Meaning of REPERCUSSION

Pronunciation:  `reepur'kushun

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

REPERCUSSION is a 12 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: backlash, rebound, recoil, reverberation
 
 See Also: bounce, bouncing, carom, consequence, effect, event, issue, motion, movement, outcome, resilience, resiliency, result, ricochet, upshot

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 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
   sound.

         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.

 

 

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