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 for repercussion
From 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
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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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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]

From 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,

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