resultant

[ri-zuhl-tnt]

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.

Nearby words

  1. restructure,
  2. restump,
  3. resubmission,
  4. resubmit,
  5. result,
  6. resultant tone,
  7. resultantly,
  8. resultingly,
  9. resume,
  10. resumption

Origin of resultant

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

Related formsre·sult·ant·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for resultantly

resultant

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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Word Origin and History for resultantly
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Science definitions for resultantly

resultant

[rĭ-zŭltənt]

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