repercussion
noun Etymology: Latin repercussion-, repercussio, from repercutere to drive back, from re- + percutere to beat — more at percussion Date: 1536 1. reflection, reverberation 2. a. an action or effect given or exerted in return ; a reciprocal action or effect b. a widespread, indirect, or unforeseen effect of an act, action, or event — usually used in plural • repercussive adjective

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  • répercussion — [ repɛrkysjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1348; du lat. repercussus 1 ♦ Le fait d être renvoyé, répercuté. ⇒ réflexion, renvoi. Répercussion d un son par l écho. Répercussion d un choc. ⇒ contrecoup. ♢ Fin. publ. Répercussion de l impôt, quand le contribuable… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • repercussion — Repercussion. s. f. Terme dogmatique. Il ne se dit guere qu en parlant des humeurs, des esprits, & signifie l action par laquelle les humeurs, les esprits estant en mouvement pour sortir, viennent à estre repoussez au dedans. La repercussion des… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Repercussion — Re per*cus sion ( k?sh ?n), n. [L. repercussio: cf. F. r[ e]percussion.] 1. The act of driving back, or the state of being driven back; reflection; reverberation; as, the repercussion of sound. [1913 Webster] Ever echoing back in endless… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • repercussion — UK US /ˌriːpəˈkʌʃən/ noun [C or U] ► the effect that an action, event, or decision has on something, especially a bad effect: have repercussions for sb/sth »This case is likely to have repercussions for employees. »The nation s political crisis… …   Financial and business terms

  • repercussion — c.1400 (implied in repercussive) act of driving back, from M.Fr. répercussion (14c.), from L. repercusionem (nom. repercussio), from repercussus, pp. of repercutere to strike or beat back, from re back + percutere to strike or thrust through (see …   Etymology dictionary

  • Repercussion — (v. lat.), Wiederschlag, Zurückstoß, Zurückprellen, z.B. des Schalls, der Lichtstrahlen etc. Repercutientia, zurücktreibende Mittel …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Repercussion — Repercussion, lat. deutsch, Rückstoß; Rückprallen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • repercussion — I noun backfire, backlash, blast, counteraction, echo, explosion, force, impact, reaction, rebound, reciprocal action, recoil, reflection, reflex, report, response, retroaction, reverberation, ricochet, shock II index conclusion (outcome), effect …   Law dictionary

  • repercussion — [n] consequence backlash, chain reaction, echo, effect, fallout, feedback, flak*, follow through*, follow up, impact, imprint, influence, kickback*, mark, reaction, rebound, recoil, re echo, result, reverberation, side effect, spinoff*, waves*;… …   New thesaurus

  • repercussion — [rē΄pər kush′ən, rep΄ərkush′ən] n. [L repercussio < pp. of repercutere, to rebound, strike back: see RE & PERCUSSION] 1. Archaic a driving back or being driven back by something resistant; rebound; recoil 2. reflection, as of light or sound;… …   English World dictionary

  • répercussion — (ré pèr ku sion ; en vers, de cinq syllabes) s. f. 1°   Terme didactique. Renvoi, réflexion. •   Un corps combustible allumé à la distance de 20 ou 24 pieds par la répercussion et la concentration de la chaleur d un charbon situé entre deux… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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