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Meaning of RESULTANT

Pronunciation:  ri'zultunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a vector that is the sum of two or more other vectors
  2. [n]  something that results; "he listened for the results on the radio"
  3. [n]  the final point in a process
  4. [adj]  following as an effect or result; "the period of tension and consequent need for military preparedness"; "the ensuant response to his appeal"; "the resultant savings were considerable"; "the health of the plants and the resulting flowers"

RESULTANT is a 9 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: consequent, end point, ensuant, final result, outcome, result, resulting(a), sequent, subsequent, termination, vector sum
 See Also: aftermath, conclusion, consequence, deal, decision, degree, denouement, ending, finish, just deserts, level, poetic justice, point, separation, sequel, stage, subsequence, vector, worst



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Re*sult"ant\, a. [L. resultans, p. pr. : cf. F.
    Resulting or issuing from a combination; existing or
    following as a result or consequence.
    {Resultant force} or {motion} (Mech.), a force which is the
       result of two or more forces acting conjointly, or a
       motion which is the result of two or more motions
       combined. See {Composition of forces}, under
  2. \Re*sult"ant\, n.
    That which results. Specifically:
    (a) (Mech.) A reultant force or motion.
    (b) (Math.) An eliminant.
              The resultant of homogeneous general functions of n
              variables is that function of their coefficients
              which, equaled to zero, expresses in the simplest
              terms the condition of the possibility of their
              existence.                           --Sylvester.