repercussions

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Repercussion \Re'per*cus"sion\ (-k?sh"?n), noun [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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

repercussion

noun

1: a remote or indirect consequence of some action; "his declaration had unforeseen repercussions"; "reverberations of the market crash were felt years later" [syn: {repercussion}, {reverberation}]

2: a movement back from an impact [syn: {recoil}, {repercussion}, {rebound}, {backlash}]


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