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REPERCUSSION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does repercussion mean? 

REPERCUSSION (noun)
  The noun REPERCUSSION has 2 senses:

1. a remote or indirect consequence of some action
2. a movement back from an impact

  Familiarity information: REPERCUSSION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


REPERCUSSION (noun)


Sense 1repercussion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A remote or indirect consequence of some action

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

repercussion; reverberation

Context examples:

his declaration had unforeseen repercussions / reverberations of the market crash were felt years later

Hypernyms ("repercussion" is a kind of...):

consequence; effect; event; issue; outcome; result; upshot (a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon)


Sense 2repercussion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A movement back from an impact

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

backlash; rebound; recoil; repercussion

Hypernyms ("repercussion" is a kind of...):

motion; movement (a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "repercussion"):

bounce; bouncing (rebounding from an impact (or series of impacts))

resilience; resiliency (an occurrence of rebounding or springing back)

carom; ricochet (a glancing rebound)


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