Definition of Percussion. Meaning of Percussion. Synonyms of Percussion

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Definition of Percussion

Percussion
Percussion Per*cus"sion, n. [L. percussio: cf. F. percussion. See Percuss.] 1. The act of percussing, or striking one body against another; forcible collision, esp. such as gives a sound or report. --Sir I. Newton. 2. Hence: The effect of violent collision; vibratory shock; impression of sound on the ear. The thunderlike percussion of thy sounds. --Shak. 3. (Med.) 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. Center of percussion. See under Center. Percussion bullet, a bullet containing a substance which is exploded by percussion; an explosive bullet. Percussion cap, a small copper cap or cup, containing fulminating powder, and used with a percussion lock to explode gunpowder. Percussion fuze. See under Fuze. Percussion lock, the lock of a gun that is fired by percussion upon fulminating powder. Percussion match, a match which ignites by percussion. Percussion powder, powder so composed as to ignite by slight percussion; fulminating powder. Percussion sieve, Percussion table, a machine for sorting ores by agitation in running water.

Meaning of Percussion from wikipedia

- A percussion instrument is a musical instrument that is sounded by being struck or s****ed by a beater including attached or enclosed beaters or rattles...
- The percussion cap, introduced circa 1820, is a type of single-use ignition device used on muzzleloader firearms that enabled them to fire reliably in...
- A mallet percussion instrument is a melodic percussion instrument pla**** in a particular fashion, with mallets. Mallet percussion includes: xylophone glockenspiel...
- Percussion is a method of tapping on a surface to determine the underlying structures, and is used in clinical examinations to ****ess the condition of...
- This is a wide-ranging, inclusive list of percussion instruments. It includes: Instruments cl****ified by Hornbostel–Sachs as struck or friction idiophones...
- The term Latin percussion refers to any number of a large family of musical instruments in the percussion, membranophone, lamellophone and/or idiophone...
- The percussion section is one of the main divisions of the orchestra and the concert band. It includes most percussion instruments and all unpitched instruments...
- This is a list of percussion instruments. Cimbalom Crotales Dhol Dholki Gong Gl**** harmonica Hammered dulcimer Handbells Hang Lithophone Marimba Metallophone...
- Percussion notation is a type of musical notation indicating notes to be pla**** by percussion instruments. As with other forms of musical notation, sounds...
- Hand percussion is a percussion instrument that is held in the hand. They can be made from wood, metal or plastic and are usually either shaken, s****ed...
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