What does resultant mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. resultant, end point(noun)

    the final point in a process

  2. result, resultant, final result, outcome, termination(noun)

    something that results

    "he listened for the results on the radio"

  3. vector sum, resultant(adj)

    a vector that is the sum of two or more other vectors

  4. attendant, consequent, accompanying, concomitant, incidental, ensuant, resultant, sequent(adj)

    following or accompanying as a consequence

    "an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with attendant problems"; "snags incidental to the changeover in management"; "attendant circumstances"; "the period of tension and consequent need for military preparedness"; "the ensuant response to his appeal"; "the resultant savings were considerable"


  1. resultant(Noun)

    anything that results from something else; an outcome

  2. resultant(Noun)

    a vector that is the vector sum of multiple vectors

  3. resultant(Adjective)

    following as a result or consequence of something

Webster Dictionary

  1. Resultant(adj)

    resulting or issuing from a combination; existing or following as a result or consequence

  2. Resultant(noun)

    that which results

  3. Resultant(noun)

    a reultant force or motion

  4. Resultant(noun)

    an eliminant

  5. Origin: [L. resultans, p. pr. : cf. F. rsultant.]


  1. Resultant

    In mathematics, the resultant of two polynomials is a polynomial expression of their coefficients, which is equal to zero if and only if the polynomials have a common root, or, equivalently, a common factor. In some older texts, the resultant is also called eliminant. The resultant is widely used in number theory, either directly or through the discriminant, which is essentially the resultant of a polynomial and its derivative. The resultant of two polynomials with rational or polynomial coefficients may be computed efficiently on a computer. It is a basic tool of computer algebra, and is a built-in function of most computer algebra systems. It is used, among others, for cylindrical algebraic decomposition, integration of rational functions and drawing of curves defined by a bivariate polynomial equation. The resultant of n homogeneous polynomials in n variables or multivariate resultant, sometimes called Macaulay's resultant, is a generalization of the usual resultant introduced by Macaulay. It is, with Gröbner bases, one of the main tools of effective elimination theory.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Resultant

    The line indicating the result of the application of two or more forces to a point. Its direction and length give the elements of direction and intensity. (See Forces, Resolution of Forces, Composition of Components.)


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of resultant in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of resultant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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