Definition for PER-CUS'SION

PER-CUS'SION, n. [L. percussio.]

  1. The set of striking one body against another, with some violence; as, the vibrations excited in the air by percussion. – Newton.
  2. The impression one body makes on another by falling on it or striking it. – Encyc.
  3. The impression or effect of sound on the ear. – Rymer.

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