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Definitions of percussion

  1. the act of playing drums; "he practiced his drumming several hours every day" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. tapping a part of the body for diagnostic purposes Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the act of exploding a percussion cap Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the section of a band or orchestra that plays percussion instruments Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the act of playing a percussion instrument Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. The act of percussing, or striking one body against another; forcible collision, esp. such as gives a sound or report. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Hence: The effect of violent collision; vibratory shock; impression of sound on the ear. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The act of tapping or striking the surface of the body in order to learn the condition of the parts beneath by the sound emitted or the sensation imparted to the fingers. Percussion is said to be immediate if the blow is directly upon the body; if some interventing substance, as a pleximeter, is, used, it is called mediate. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Act of striking a part with short, sharp blows as an aid in diagnosing the condition beneath the sound obtained. Medical Dictionary DB
  10. Violent collision, or meeting; shock produced by the violent meeting of bodies; impression of sound on the ear. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. 1. A diagnostic procedure designed to determine the density of a part by means of tapping the surface with the finger or a plessor. 2. A form of massage, consisting of repeated blows or taps of varying force. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  12. Tapping the body with the hands to learn condition of part investigated. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  13. The striking of one body against another: collision, or the shock produced by it: impression of sound on the ear: (med.) the tapping upon the body to find the condition of an internal organ by the sounds. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Act or effect of striking; stroke; shock. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. Sudden collision, or the shock or vibration produced by it. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Collision; the shock produced by collision of bodies; impression of sound on the car. Percussion-cap, a small copper cap, containing fulminating powder, and used in a percussion-lock, to explode gunpowder. Percussion-lock, a gun-lock in which the percussion cap is struck by a hammer. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. The effect or impression of sound on the ear; the impression one body makes on another by striking or falling upon it; the act of striking or tapping on the chest, abdomen, &c., that sounds may be produced, by which the condition of the parts may be ascertained. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. per-kush'un, n. the forcible striking of one body against another: collision, or the shock produced by it: impression of sound on the ear: (med.) the tapping upon the body to find the condition of an internal organ by the sounds: in the jargon of palmistry, the outer side of the hand.--adjs. PERCUSS'IONAL, PERCUSS'IVE.--ns. PERCUSS'ION-BULL'ET, a bullet so formed as to explode on striking something: an explosive bullet; PERCUS'SION-CAP, a cap of copper partly filled with a substance which explodes when struck, formerly used for firing rifles, &c.; PERCUS'SION-FUSE, a fuse in a projectile set in action by concussion when the projectile strikes the object; PERCUS'SION-HAMM'ER, a small hammer for percussion in diagnosis; PERCUS'SION-LOCK, a kind of lock for a gun in which a hammer strikes upon a percussion-cap on the nipple, igniting the charge; PERCUS'SION-POW'DER, powder which explodes on being struck, called also fulminating powder.--adv. PERCUSS'IVELY.--ns. PERCUSS'OR; PERCUTEUR', an instrument for light percussion in neuralgia, &c.--adj. PERC[=U]'TIENT, striking or having power to strike.--n. that which strikes or has power to strike. [L. percussion-em--percut[)e]re, percussum--per, thoroughly, quat[)e]re, to shake.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  19. When immediate or direct percussion is made on the chest or abdomen, the more or less perfect resonance is an index of the state of the contained organs; and the physician is thus aided in his diagnosis. For this purpose the chest may be struck with the fingers, gathered into a bundle, and their tips placed upon a level. It is better, however, to employ mediate percussion, which consists in interposing, between the point of the fingers and the chest, the finger of the other hand, or a Pleximeter, and striking this instead of the naked chest. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  20. Forcible striking of one (usu. solid) body against another; (medieval) percussing; (Mus.) instrument of (played by) p.; p. cap, small copper cap or cylinder in fire-arm, containing fulminating powder and exploded by p. of a hammer. So percussive a. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  21. The act of striking a part as an aid in diagnosis. American pocket medical dictionary.
  22. A method of physical examination by tapping on the surface overlying a part or organ in order to ascertain its condition by the sounds elicited. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  23. A therapeutic measure consisting of repeated tapping of a part. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  24. [L.] (Med.) The tapping of the surface of the body, especially the chest, to learn, by the sound, the condition of some internal organ below the part struck. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  25. n. [Latin] Act of striking one body against another; forcible collision, especially such as gives a sound or report;—hence, the effect of violent collision; vibratory shock;—act of determining the condition of an internal organ by the sound given when the external surface is gently knocked upon. Percussion cap, a small copper cap containing fulminating powder, and used in a percussion-lock to explode gunpowder. Percussion-lack, a lock of a gun in which gunpowder is exploded by fire obtained from the percussion of fulminating powder. Cabinet Dictionary
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