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Resultant

resultant
1. Resulting or issuing from a combination; existing or following as a result or consequence.
2. (Science: physics) Resultant force or motion, 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.
3. (Science: mathematics) 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)
Origin: L. Resultans.


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