Re`per*cus"sion (-k?sh"?n), n. [L. repercussio: cf. F. r'epercussion.]


The act of driving back, or the state of being driven back; reflection; reverberation; as, the repercussion of sound.

Ever echoing back in endless repercussion. Hare.

2. Mus.

Rapid reiteration of the same sound.

3. Med.

The subsidence of a tumor or eruption by the action of a repellent.


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.


© Webster 1913.

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