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resultant

[ri-zuhl-tnt] /rɪˈzʌl tnt/
adjective
1.
that results; following as a result or consequence.
2.
resulting from the combination of two or more agents:
a resultant force.
noun
3.
Mathematics, Physics. vector sum.
4.
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.
5.
something that results.
Origin
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English: sum, noun use of Latin resultant- (stem of resultāns), present participle of resultāre. See result, -ant
Related forms
resultantly, adverb
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Examples for resultant
  • The resultant huge jolt of energy creates an extremely powerful magnetic field inside a coil in the machine's chamber.
  • We should judge him by this resultant, not by the blueprint of the future he holds before our eyes.
  • The resultant steam runs a turbine, and cold water drawn up from deep in the ocean condenses the steam to start the cycle again.
  • And the resultant meal still has to be leached of tannin.
  • The resultant salt mixture simultaneously works as a moderator, coolant, and fuel medium.
  • Bess's resultant downward spiral leads to a finale of both tragedy and spirituality.
  • The resultant corkscrew motion causes stumbles and staggers while you try to keep up.
  • The resultant fuel is cleaner than conventional, sulfur-free diesel.
  • Tests showed that the resultant semi-synthetic strains had apparently normal growth rates, colony appearance and gene expression.
  • Then, it uses the resultant steam to turn the same low-temperature turbines as those employed in nuclear reactors.
British Dictionary definitions for resultant

resultant

/rɪˈzʌltənt/
adjective
1.
that results; resulting
noun
2.
(maths, physics) a single vector that is the vector sum of two or more other vectors
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resultant in Science
resultant
  (rĭ-zŭl'tənt)   
A single vector that is the equivalent of a set of vectors.
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