repercussion-n; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: an unintended consequence, an unforeseen result

Commentary: REPERCUSSION[+state][+circumstance][+consequence][+unintended]

The failed treaty will have grave repercussions for the entire region.
The decline in real estate value is having repercussions in other parts of the economy as well.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a physical rebound or recoil from an impact

Commentary: REPERCUSSION[+event][+physical][+recoil][+from_impact]

We could hear the repercussions of thunder echoing through the canyons.
The repercussion of the vehicle from the guardrail sent it careening across two lanes of traffic.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2