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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.]
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]
re•per•cus•sion(ˌri pərˈkʌʃ ən, ˌrɛp ər-)
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."
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|Noun||1.||repercussion - a remote or indirect consequence of some action; "his declaration had unforeseen repercussions"; "reverberations of the market crash were felt years later"|
|2.||repercussion - a movement back from an impact|
repercussion[ˌriːpərˈkʌʃən] n (= consequence) → répercussion f
1. penetración o dispersión de una inflamación, tumor o erupción;