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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.


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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