/ree'peuhr kush"euhn, rep'euhr-/ , n.
1. an effect or result, often indirect or remote, of some event or action: The repercussions of the quarrel were widespread.
2. the state of being driven back by a resisting body.
3. a rebounding or recoil of something after impact.
4. reverberation; echo.
5. Music. (in a fugue) the point after the development of an episode at which the subject and answer appear again.
[ 1375-1425; late ME ( repercussion- (s. of repercussio ) a rebounding, equiv. to repercuss ( us ) (ptp. of repercutere to strike back) + -ion- -ION. See RE-, PERCUSSION ]