1. Resulting or issuing from a combination; existing or following as a result or consequence.

2. <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. <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.

(10 Mar 1998)