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resultant Line breaks: re¦sult|ant
Pronunciation: /rɪˈzʌlt(ə)nt/

Definition of resultant in English:


Occurring or produced as a result of something: restructuring and the resultant cost savings
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  • And if you tax consumption with indirect taxation, taxes often pyramid, with resultant price increases of a regressive nature.
  • Mr Bowa said both the participating outlets and consumers stood to benefit from the scheme in terms of the resultant increases in sales and affordability of the products.
  • A natural result of this growth is a resultant increase in the desire and need for computers to communicate with each other.


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A force, velocity, or other vector quantity which is equivalent to the combined effect of two or more component vectors acting at the same point: the resultant of mechanical forces pulling in different directions
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  • He proved various results on resultants including what is essentially Cramer's rule.
  • In Commons's work two opposing resultants of underlying, real economic forces do not impersonally, mechanistically interact and come into static equilibrium.
  • Measurements may be made, very crudely, by measuring the dips of the resultants of the primary and secondary magnetic fields or in more sophisticated ways by measuring amplitudes and phases of various field components.


Mid 17th century (in the adjectival sense): from Latin resultant- 'springing back', from the verb resultare (see result). The noun sense dates from the early 19th century.

Words that rhyme with resultant

consultant, exultant

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