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 (rē′pər-kŭsh′ən, rĕp′ər-)
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.
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repercussive effect of driving average rents up by 20 per cent, a factor which may simply price tenants out of specific districts
As is well known but not mentioned here, Morrison's master's thesis focused on Virginia Woolf and Faulkner, and Morrison later remarked that she was drawn to Faulkner not merely because he shared the modernist pyrotechnics of Woolf, but because his work addressed, head on, the perverse and endlessly repercussive impact of racism on American history, psychology, and language.
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Things ought not to remain the way they are, for the repercussive impact of the government formation delay is starting to affect us," Wahhab said after the meeting whereby he drew attention to the necessity of our team' s stepping in with their plan to govern and take power together with an immediate initiative toward a government formation according to a certain schedule.