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English definition of “repercussion”

repercussion

noun [C or U]     /ˌriːpəˈkʌʃən/
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 noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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