Pronunciation: (rē"pur-kush'un, rep"ur-),[key] —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.