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resultant

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/ rɪˈzʌl tnt /
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adjective
that results; following as a result or consequence.
resulting from the combination of two or more agents: a resultant force.
noun
Mathematics, Physics. vector sum.
Mathematics. a determinant the entries of which are the coefficients of each of two polynomials in a specified arrangement and the value of which determines whether the polynomials have a common factor.
something that results.
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Origin of resultant

1400–50; late Middle English: sum, noun use of Latin resultant- (stem of resultāns), present participle of resultāre.See result, -ant

OTHER WORDS FROM resultant

re·sult·ant·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for resultant

resultant
/ (rɪˈzʌltənt) /

adjective
that results; resulting
noun
maths physics a single vector that is the vector sum of two or more other vectors
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Scientific definitions for resultant

resultant
[ rĭ-zŭltənt ]

A single vector that is the equivalent of a set of vectors.
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