Repercussion

Re`per*cus"sion

(-k?sh"?n), n. [L. repercussio: cf. F. rpercussion.] 1. The act of driving back, or the state of being driven back; reflection; reverberation; as, the repercussion of sound.
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Ever echoing back in endless repercussion.
Hare.
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2. (Mus.) Rapid reiteration of the same sound.
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3. (Med.) The subsidence of a tumor or eruption by the action of a repellent. Dunglison.
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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.
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