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English noun: repercussion

1. repercussion (phenomenon) a remote or indirect consequence of some action


SamplesHis declaration had unforeseen repercussions.
Reverberations of the market crash were felt years later.


Synonymsreverberation


Broader (hypernym)consequence, effect, event, issue, outcome, result, upshot

2. repercussion (event) a movement back from an impact


Synonymsbacklash, rebound, recoil


Broader (hypernym)motion, movement


Narrower (hyponym)bounce, bouncing, carom, resilience, resiliency, ricochet









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