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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a remote or indirect consequence of some action;
- Example: "his declaration had unforeseen repercussions"
- Example: "reverberations of the market crash were felt years later"
[syn: repercussion, reverberation]

2. a movement back from an impact;
[syn: recoil, repercussion, rebound, backlash]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 repercussion. --Hare. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) Rapid reiteration of the same sound. [1913 Webster] 3. (Med.) The subsidence of a tumor or eruption by the action of a repellent. --Dunglison. [1913 Webster] 4. (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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

repercussion n 1: a remote or indirect consequence of some action; "his declaration had unforeseen repercussions"; "reverberations of the market crash were felt years later" [syn: repercussion, reverberation] 2: a movement back from an impact [syn: recoil, repercussion, rebound, backlash]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

94 Moby Thesaurus words for "repercussion": aftermath, antagonism, antipathy, backfire, backlash, backlashing, backwash, boomerang, bounce, bound, cantando, carom, clashing, clout, collision, concussion, conflict, confutation, consequence, contradiction, contraposition, contrariety, contrecoup, counteraction, counterposition, counterworking, crankiness, crotchetiness, crunch, demilegato, dissent, echo, effect, execution, expression, fallout, fingering, force, friction, glissando, impact, impress, impression, imprint, interference, intonation, kick, kickback, legato, mark, mezzo staccato, music-making, nonconformity, opposition, opposure, oppugnance, oppugnancy, outcome, parlando, percussion, performance, perverseness, pianism, pizzicato, print, reaction, rebound, rebuff, recalcitrance, recalcitration, recoil, reflex, rendering, rendition, renitency, repugnance, repulse, resilience, resistance, response, result, reverberation, revolt, ricochet, rubato, shock, slur, smash, spiccato, spring, staccato, swimming upstream, touch, upshot