Adjective "resultant" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Occurring or produced as a result of something.
  1. 'Neither this study's gestalt approach nor the daunting task of comprehending resultant findings need dilute its intended contributions.'
  2. 'Some might argue that, if households borrow from other households, the resultant growth in aggregate debt may not matter, as all the credits and debits ‘cancel out’.'
  3. 'Britain's biggest advantage over its rivals in the naval arms race was the greater size of its merchant marine and resultant pool of trained seamen.'
  4. 'Imports outweighed exports, and resultant trade deficits weakened states already in a downward economic spiral.'
  5. 'Interviews with forty-six selected citizens were taped and since the resultant two million words were edited down to one hundred and fifty thousand there has been a good deal of literary shaping.'
  6. 'I don't think this color could be captured anyway other than by one's vision, for the light and resultant color are not mechanical.'
  7. '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.'
  8. 'Whilst industrialisation brought a number of dramatic changes and opportunities, insecurity and the resultant downwards spiral into poverty remained a deeply entrenched continuity.'
  9. 'The surface weather which is experienced is but an indicator of the considerable flux and resultant turbulence which occurs in the range of atmosphere from the surface to high above.'
  10. 'And if you tax consumption with indirect taxation, taxes often pyramid, with resultant price increases of a regressive nature.'


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.
  1. 'He proved various results on resultants including what is essentially Cramer's rule.'
  2. 'In Commons's work two opposing resultants of underlying, real economic forces do not impersonally, mechanistically interact and come into static equilibrium.'


1. that results; following as a result or consequence.

2. resulting from the combination of two or more agents: a resultant force. noun

3. Mathematics, Physics. vector sum.

4. Mathematics. a determinant the entries of which are the coefficients of each of two polynomials in a specified arrangement and the value of which determines whether the polynomials have a common factor.

5. something that results.

More examples(as adjective)

"profits can be resultant."

"losses can be resultant."

"shortages can be resultant."

"costs can be resultant."

"savings can be resultant."

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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.