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Percussion 1

Definition: The act of percussing, or striking one body against another; forcible collision, esp. such as gives a sound or report.

Percussion 2

Definition: Hence: The effect of violent collision; vibratory shock; impression of sound on the ear.

Percussion 3

Definition: 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.

percussion 4

Definition: the act of exploding a percussion cap

percussion 5

Definition: the act of playing a percussion instrument

percussion 6

Definition: tapping a part of the body for diagnostic purposes

percussion 7

Definition: the section of a band or orchestra that plays percussion instruments


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