repercussion


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re·per·cus·sion

 (rē′pər-kŭsh′ən, rĕp′ər-)
n.
1. An often indirect effect, influence, or result that is produced by an event or action.
2. A recoil, rebounding, or reciprocal motion after impact.
3. A reflection, especially of sound.

[Middle English repercussioun, from Old French repercussion, from Latin repercussiō, repercussiōn-, from repercussus, past participle of repercutere, to cause to rebound : re-, re- + percutere, to strike; see percuss.]

re′per·cus′sive adj.

repercussion

(ˌriːpəˈkʌʃən)
n
1. (often plural) a result or consequence, esp one that is somewhat removed from the action or event which precipitated it: the repercussions of the war are still keenly felt.
2. a recoil after impact; a rebound
3. a reflection, esp of sound; echo or reverberation
4. (Classical Music) music the reappearance of a fugal subject and answer after an episode
[C16: from Latin repercussiō, from repercutere to strike back; see percussion]
ˌreperˈcussive adj

re•per•cus•sion

(ˌri pərˈkʌʃ ən, ˌrɛp ər-)

n.
1. an effect or result of some previous action or event.
2. a rebounding or recoil after impact.
3. reverberation; echo.
[1375–1425; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin repercussiō rebounding =repercut(ere) to strike back + -tiō -tion. See re-, percussion]
re`per•cus′sive (-ˈkʌs ɪv) adj.

repercussion

- First a medical term for "repressing an infection."
See also related terms for medical term.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.repercussion - a remote or indirect consequence of some action; "his declaration had unforeseen repercussions"; "reverberations of the market crash were felt years later"
consequence, effect, result, upshot, outcome, event, issue - a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event"
2.repercussion - a movement back from an impactrepercussion - a movement back from an impact  
motion, movement - a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
bouncing, bounce - rebounding from an impact (or series of impacts)
resiliency, resilience - an occurrence of rebounding or springing back
carom, ricochet - a glancing rebound

repercussion

noun
1. The strong effect exerted by one person or thing on another:
2. Repetition of sound via reflection from a surface:
Translations

repercussion

[ˌriːpəˈkʌʃən] Nrepercusión f
repercussions (fig) → repercusiones fpl
as for the political repercussionsen cuanto a las repercusiones políticas
it had great repercussions in Francetuvo gran resonancia en Francia

repercussion

[ˌriːpərˈkʌʃən] n (= consequence) → répercussion f

repercussion

n
(= consequence)Auswirkung f (→ on auf +acc); repercussions pl (of misbehaviour etc)Nachspiel nt; that is bound to have repercussionsdas wird Kreise ziehen; to have repercussions on somethingsich auf etw (acc)auswirken
(of shock)Erschütterung f; (of sounds)Widerhall m

repercussion

n. repercusión.
1. penetración o dispersión de una inflamación, tumor o erupción;
2. peloteo.
References in classic literature ?
It was the first time they had ever spoken so openly of her attitude toward Mattie, and the repetition of the name seemed to carry it to the farther corners of the room and send it back to them in long repercussions of sound.
All at once they heard the rapid approach of a horse's steps, and first believed it to be one of those singular repercussions which deceive the ear at every turn in a road.
We discussed situations in the region and Syria, particularly after reaching the final Iran nuclear deal and its repercussions in the region," Abdul-Karim said after meeting, adding that "Beri is optimistic about the repercussion of the deal to strengthen the axis which fights terrorism threatening the whole world including its supportive countries.
It also warned of the serious repercussion that may result from such campaigns, adding that such attempts only advocate the culture of hopelessness.
The only repercussion I could see was that the Champions' second son, Blake, was born about nine months later.
But I feel a personal responsibility as a filmmaker that, if you're going to have something in there that is damaging, that there does need to be some sort of repercussion for it,'' Lawrence adds.
Ridiculed by friends for sleeping with other girls in his girlfriend's bed, Karma's A Bitch is the story of Tony's exploits in robbing a convenience store, stealing from friends, his girlfriend, and people he has never met, all of which eventually leading him to an ultimate repercussion from of an intense load of karma.
NNA - Social Affairs Minister, Rashid Derbas, representing PM Tammam Salam, said, "Our national responsibility is to apprehend the catastrophic repercussion of the Syrian crisis on Lebanon," explaining that since assuming his [Salam's] premiership, his national interest government put the necessity of treating the repercussions as a priority due to the economic and social problems resulting from the crisis and affecting the national structure.
One repercussion of last summer's parching heat appears to be a dramatic increase in the number of cities or regions exceeding the U.
Baquba / NINA /--Diyala Sahwah forces in Diyala province took precautionary security measures in all parts of the province to deter any repercussion could be occurred after the escape of prisoners of Abu-Ghraib.
In a statement to NINA Sheikh said /: "I have noted some time ago that the attack on Ashraf Camp will embodied the violation of the legal and humanitarian norms, So it's repercussion today is the summons of three senior military commanders by the Spanish court, and tomorrow Maliki after the end of its prime minister term .