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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·per·cus·sion /ˌripɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·per·cus·sion n.
 1. The act of driving back, or the state of being driven back; reflection; reverberation; as, the repercussion of sound.
    Ever echoing back in endless repercussion.   --Hare.
 2. Mus. Rapid reiteration of the same sound.
 3. Med. The subsidence of a tumor or eruption by the action of a repellent.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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: reverberation]
      2: a movement back from an impact [syn: recoil, rebound, backlash]