from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Issuing or following as a consequence or result.
  • n. Something that results; an outcome.
  • n. Mathematics A single vector that is the equivalent of a set of vectors.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. following as a result or consequence of something
  • n. anything that results from something else; an outcome
  • n. a vector that is the vector sum of multiple vectors

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Resulting or issuing from a combination; existing or following as a result or consequence.
  • n. A reultant force or motion.
  • n. An eliminant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Existing or following as a result or consequence; especially, resulting from the combination of two or more agents: as, a resultant motion produced by two forces. See diagram under force, 8.
  • n. That which results or follows as a consequence or outcome.
  • n. Synonyms Result, Resultant. A result may proceed from one cause or from the combination of any number of causes. There has been of late a rapid increase in the use of resultant in a sense secondary to its physical one—namely, to represent that which is the result of a complex of moral forces, and would be precisely the result of no one of them acting alone.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. following or accompanying as a consequence
  • n. a vector that is the sum of two or more other vectors
  • n. the final point in a process
  • n. something that results


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