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Noun: percussion  pu(r)'kú-shun
  1. The act of playing a percussion instrument
     
  2. The act of exploding a percussion cap
     
  3. The section of a band or orchestra that plays percussion instruments
    - percussion section, rhythm section
     
  4. Tapping a part of the body for diagnostic purposes
    - pleximetry

Derived forms: percussions

Type of: auscultation, detonation, music, section

Encyclopedia: Percussion, medical