Word Origin See more synonyms for resultant on Thesaurus.com that results; following as a result or consequence. resulting from the combination of two or more agents: a resultant force. . 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. Origin of resultant 1400–50; late Middle English:
sum, noun use of
), present participle of
-ant Related forms re·sult·ant·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for resultantly 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 resultant n.
early 15c., from French
résultant and directly from Medieval Latin resultantem (nominative resultans), present participle of resultare (see result (v.)). resultant adj.
resultant (adj.) and from Medieval Latin resultantem (nominative resultans), present participle of resultare (see result (v.)).
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A single vector that is the equivalent of a set of vectors.
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