[ ri-zuhl-tnt ]
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  1. that results; following as a result or consequence.

  2. resulting from the combination of two or more agents: a resultant force.

  1. Mathematics, Physics. vector sum.

  2. 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.

  1. something that results.

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


/ (rɪˈzʌltənt) /

  1. that results; resulting

  1. maths physics a single vector that is the vector sum of two or more other vectors

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Scientific definitions for resultant


[ rĭ-zŭltənt ]

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

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