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Meaning of repercussion

re•per•cus•sion

Pronunciation: (rē"pur-kush'un, rep"ur-), [key]
— n.
  1. an effect or result, often indirect or remote, of some event or action: The repercussions of the quarrel were widespread.
  2. the state of being driven back by a resisting body.
  3. a rebounding or recoil of something after impact.
  4. reverberation; echo.
  5. (in a fugue) the point after the development of an episode at which the subject and answer appear again.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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