• WordNet 3.6
    • n repercussion a movement back from an impact
    • n repercussion a remote or indirect consequence of some action "his declaration had unforeseen repercussions","reverberations of the market crash were felt years later"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Repercussion (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.
    • Repercussion (Mus) Rapid reiteration of the same sound.
    • Repercussion 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 ."
    • Repercussion (Med) The subsidence of a tumor or eruption by the action of a repellent.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n repercussion The act of driving back; a rebounding or reflection; the throwing back of a moving body by another upon which it impinges; reverberation.
    • n repercussion In music:
    • n repercussion That tone in a Gregorian mode which is most frequently repeated; the dominant.
    • n repercussion The reappearance of the subject and answer of a fugue in regular order after the general development with its episodes.
    • n repercussion Any reiteration or repetition of a tone or chord.
    • n repercussion In obstetrics, the impinging of the fetus upon the examining finger in the test for pregnancy known as ballottement.
    • n repercussion In surgery, the force causing a contrafissure.
    • n repercussion In med,., the disappearance of an eruption or of a tumor as a result of an external application.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Repercussion rē-pėr-kush′un a striking or driving back: reverberation:
    • n Repercussion rē-pėr-kush′un (mus.) frequent repetition of the same sound
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. repercussio,: cf. F. répercussion,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. repercussiore-, back, percutĕreper, through, quatĕre, to strike.


In literature:

Anything done to the Double acts by repercussion upon the physical body.
"Three More John Silence Stories" by Algernon Blackwood
The "repercussion" of Revolution is making itself felt.
"Mr. Punch's History of the Great War" by Punch
The notes swung, spun, and clattered, with a heroic repercussion of sound, a hurrying reiteration of fury, signifying nothing.
"Plays, Acting and Music" by Arthur Symons
When his conscience annoyed him, it was usually Maggie who felt the repercussion.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
There were repercussions across the Atlantic, where the role played by Lola Montez in Bavarian circles was arousing considerable interest.
"The Magnificent Montez" by Horace Wyndham
This is called repercussion.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Of course there were repercussions out here.
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
In the motion of earth against earth the repercussion of the portion struck is slight.
"Thoughts on Art and Life" by Leonardo da Vinci
Possibly a thin repercussion of Grim's cry, possibly an intuition that comes to sense-bereft men.
"Slaves of Mercury" by Nat Schachner
Now for the repercussion.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 2, No. 12, May, 1851." by Various
In agony they lay in silence and counted time by the repercussion of pain until the welcome dawn came with its new supply of hope.
"My Lady of the Chimney Corner" by Alexander Irvine
The de-Stalinization campaign in the Soviet Union had serious repercussions in the internal situation in Albania.
"Area Handbook for Albania" by Eugene K. Keefe
Sociologists and agriculturalists have found these repercussions puzzling and have not discovered clear-cut reasons for them.
"Frying Pan Farm" by Elizabeth Brown Pryor
But all Repercussives and Astringents must be avoided.
"The Compleat Surgeon, or the Whole Art of Surgery Explain'd in a Most Familiar Method" by Charles Gabriel Le Clerc
The repercussions could have been distressing for many of us.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
If there were to be repercussions, they might as well be faced right now.
"The Lost Wagon" by James Arthur Kjelgaard
Is not sound a condition of the air under compression, dilatation, and repercussion?
"The Works of Honoré de Balzac" by Honoré de Balzac
Lord Riddell himself did good to the press, and by a certain repercussion the British Empire benefited.
"Behind the Mirrors" by Clinton W. Gilbert
This is a specimen of the "repercussion" stories, in which the wound inflicted on the wer-animal appears in the human form.
"Human Animals" by Frank Hamel
Had I answered in the affirmative there might have been repercussions, perhaps a sequel to Proycon.
"Exploiter's End" by James Causey

In poetry:

But stay! 'Tis I who err, because
Time has no birth; it always was,
It will be ever;
And trivial though my act appears,
Its repercussion down the years
Will perish never.
"Dram-Shop Ditty" by Robert W Service

In news:

Repercussion Theatre of Montreal plays Twelfth Night in Potsdam.
Todd Moe talks with members of the Repercussion Theatre of Montreal.
Officials Fear Environmental Repercussion From Sunken Tanker.
A bovine somatotropin labeling law that went into effect in Vermont Sept 12 has the milk industry bracing for negative repercussions on consumption.
As the "Fifty Shades of Grey" series continues to be the trashy summer read of the decade (20 million copies sold in the US and counting), the repercussions are rippling into other arenas of pop culture.
"You don't think about the repercussions," says Thrice guitarist Teppei Teranishi, referring to a post his band made on their website a few years ago after performing at a large radio festival in Texas.
Repercussion Theatre of Montreal plays Twelfth Night in Potsdam.
The economic impacts of the canal expansion have been widely cited, but environmental repercussions like the contamination of drinking water with salt water may be overlooked.
The Consequence Delivery System will make the repercussions for those who attempt to cross illegally, more severe than before.
And because only the parents can vote, maybe there's a sense that these voters can be marginalized with few political repercussions.
People hate to give their names to anything, as they fear repercussions.
Korea experts see repercussions in rocket 's success.
Recognizing Kurdish Genocide Will Have Repercussions.
Pinch hitting forAlex Rodriguez may have saved series for Yankees, but could have repercussions.
A seismic event has personal repercussions.

In science:

When we started from A and began to consider the repercussion of the flower graph on A, we found that we could recover the differential d as d = δ − ˜δ .
Coassociativity breaking and oriented graphs
This has some repercussions when it comes to controlling global properties of dialogue.
Dialogue as Discourse: Controlling Global Properties of Scripted Dialogue
We discuss now the repercussions of such, in hindsight, impossible choices.
Domain closure conditions and definability preservation
With respect to the isolation, the criterion they used can not ensure that the galaxies without “ve ry close companion ” would be isolated following Karachentsev a’s criterion (even if it seems that the presence of a companion does not drastically repercuss on the Hα features).
Star formation in isolated AMIGA galaxies: dynamical influence of bars
The wide interest enjoyed by RMT in the 1980s among practitioners of quantum chaos had repercussions on nuclear physics: Nuclei are many–body systems, and chaos manifests itself here in ways different from those of few–degrees–of– freedom systems.
Random Matrices and Chaos in Nuclear Physics
Here we confine ourselves to the latter development which has had repercussions in nuclear physics.
Random Matrices and Chaos in Nuclear Physics
The phenomenon of data remanence has serious repercussions for computer security.
We Can Remember It for You Wholesale: Implications of Data Remanence on the Use of RAM for True Random Number Generation on RFID Tags (RFIDSec 2009)
Comparing from top to bottom, we see that exchanging the BAO for the SDSS has repercussions on the goodness of fit to the SN as well.
Testing the Void against Cosmological data: fitting CMB, BAO, SN and H0
Although this approach is simple, one repercussion is that some lag (or time delay) is induced by the use of rolling samples (whereas an unequal weighting scheme can be devised such that time delay is reduced or eliminated for certain components of the time series).
Incompatibility of trends in multi-year estimates from the American Community Survey
Fixing the propagation direction of the motion between the phonons has repercussions on the interaction boxes Γ(i) .
Faddeev Random Phase Approximation applied to molecules
There are also repercussions as to whether there is a unique asymptotic measure of entanglement for mixed states.
Ordering States with Entanglement Measures
Still, we seem to have no understanding whatsoever of why such “cosmic beasts” get formed at all, that while we know that their formation will hold tremendous repercussions for their environment and for cosmic evolution in general.
Report to Anaximander: A Dialogue on the Origin of the Cosmos in the Cradle of Western Civilization
H, ρ] − (kS + kT )ρ + kS QT ρQT + kT QS ρQS We will here examine the repercussions of this theory regarding the purity of the spin state of radical-ion pairs.
Entropy Considerations in Spin-Selective Radical-Ion-Pair Reactions
Finally, it is obviously challenging to check if an onset of colour deconfinement in the early stages of nuclear collisions, as are probed by charmonia, will have repercussions also on other observables.
Colour Deconfinement and J/Psi Suppression in High Energy Nuclear Collisions
The coefficient of the T 4 term is not identical to the one of (147): the supplementary terms in (134), and terms coming from the chemical potential, have a repercussion upon all the terms of the fit.
The 3-flavor A-scaled Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model