Meaning of “repercussion” in the English Dictionary

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"repercussion" in American English

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repercussionnoun [ C usually pl ]

us /ˌri·pərˈkʌʃ·ən, ˌrep·ər-/

the usually bad effect 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)

"repercussion" in Business English

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repercussionnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˌriːpəˈkʌʃən/ us

the effect that an action, event, or decision has on something, especially a bad effect:

have repercussions for sb/sth This case is likely to have repercussions for employees.
The nation's political crisis is having economic repercussions.
The imbalance between supply and demand risks serious repercussions for the world economy.
There are very few businesses that aren't going to feel some sort of repercussion from the housing slump.

(Definition of “repercussion” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)