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Multiple Meanings
repercussions

The political repercussions of the scandal are still unclear.
indirect consequences of an action — typically negative consequences

Much more rarely, repercussions may be used in place of reverberations or echoes to reference reflected sound. It can also (usually in the singular form) reference a rebound or movement back from an impact. Other more specialized senses exist in physics and music.
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