repercussion Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “repercussion” in the English Dictionary

"repercussion" in British English

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repercussionnoun [C usually plural]

uk   /ˌriː.pəˈkʌʃ.ən/  us   /-pɚ-/
the ​effect that an ​action, ​event, or ​decision has on something, ​especially a ​badeffect: Any ​decrease in ​tourism could have serious repercussions for the ​localeconomy. President Kennedy's ​assassination had ​far-reaching repercussions.
(Definition of repercussion from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"repercussion" in American English

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repercussionnoun [C usually pl]

 us   /ˌri·pərˈkʌʃ·ən, ˌrep·ər-/
the usually ​badeffect of an ​event, ​action, or ​decision: The repercussions of her ​comments could be ​serious.
(Definition of repercussion from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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repercussionnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˌriːpəˈkʌʃən/
the ​effect that an ​action, ​event, or decision has on something, especially a ​badeffect: have repercussions for sb/sth This ​case is likely to have repercussions for ​employees. The nation's ​politicalcrisis is having economic repercussions. The ​imbalance between ​supply and ​demandrisks serious repercussions for the ​worldeconomy. There are very few ​businesses that aren't going to ​feel some ​sort of repercussion from the ​housingslump.
(Definition of repercussion from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “repercussion”
in Arabic صَدى, عَواقِب…
in Korean 영향…
in Portuguese repercussão…
in Catalan repercussió…
in Japanese (悪)影響, 余波…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指坏的)影响,反响, 恶果…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指壞的)影響,反響, 惡果…
in Italian ripercussione…
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