• 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 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