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Definition of repercussion noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˌrɛpərˈkʌʃn//
    [usually plural]
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  1. 1an indirect and usually bad result of an action or event, which may happen some time afterward synonym consequence, result
  2. 2 The collapse of the company will have repercussions for the whole industry.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: repercussion