Resultant

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Resultant \Re*sult"ant\, adjective [L. resultans, p. pr. : cf. F. r['e]sultant.] Resulting or issuing from a combination; existing or following as a result or consequence.

{Resultant force} or {Resultant 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 {Composition}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Resultant \Re*sult"ant\, noun 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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Eliminant \E*lim"i*nant\, noun (Math.) The result of eliminating n variables between n homogeneous equations of any degree; -- called also {resultant}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

resultant

adjective

1: 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" [syn: {attendant}, {consequent}, {accompanying}, {concomitant}, {incidental}, {ensuant}, {resultant}, {sequent}]

noun

1: the final point in a process [syn: {resultant}, {end point}]

2: something that results; "he listened for the results on the radio" [syn: {result}, {resultant}, {final result}, {outcome}, {termination}]

3: a vector that is the sum of two or more other vectors [syn: {vector sum}, {resultant}]


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