Meaning of aftershock


Pronunciation: (af'tur-shok", äf'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a small earthquake or tremor that follows a major earthquake.
  2. the effect, result, or repercussion of an event; aftermath; consequence: The aftershock of the bankruptcy was felt throughout the financial community.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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