• WordNet 3.6
    • adj resultant following or accompanying as a consequence "an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with attendant problems","snags incidental to the changeover in management","attendant circumstances","the period of tension and consequent need for military preparedness","the ensuant response to his appeal","the resultant savings were considerable"
    • n resultant a vector that is the sum of two or more other vectors
    • n resultant something that results "he listened for the results on the radio"
    • n resultant the final point in a process
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On average, falling asleep while driving results in 550 accidents per day in the United States
    • a Resultant Resulting or issuing from a combination; existing or following as a result or consequence.
    • n Resultant (Mech) That which results. "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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Over 600,000 people died as a result of the Spanish influenza epidemic
    • resultant 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 resultant That which results or follows as a consequence or outcome. In mech., the geometrical sum of several vector quantities, as displacements, velocities, accelerations, or forces, which are said to be the components, and to the aggregate of which the resultant is equivalent.
    • n resultant 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the United States, approximately 25,000 eye injuries occur that result in the person becoming totally blind
    • adj Resultant resulting from combination
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  • Julius Caesar
    “In war, events of importance are the result of trivial causes.”
  • Zig Ziglar
    “Every choice you make has an end result.”
  • William James
    “If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it.”
  • Anthony Robbins
    “There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Liberty is the right to choose, freedom is the result of that choice.”
  • Thomas Jefferson
    “My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. resultans, p. pr. : cf. F. résultant,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. resultāreresilīre. Cf. Resilient.


In literature:

They should be cut oval or spindle-shaped, to facilitate the approximation of the edges of the resulting wound.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
The result pleased him, and he found it convenient thereafter to let me make out his bills.
"Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie" by Andrew Carnegie
He did so and that was the result, the best result that I have ever known.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
This was from September 13 to 16, 1914, and resulted in the capture of the Louvain-Malines railway by the Germans.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of 12)"
One event is the result of other previous events, and is in turn the cause of other events that follow.
"The Science of Human Nature" by William Henry Pyle
"Modern Skepticism: A Journey Through the Land of Doubt and Back Again" by Joseph Barker
In 1913, two of these desired results were attained.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
But in the main, the results were not encouraging.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the" by Various
But my plan does not contemplate such a result.
"Talks on Manures" by Joseph Harris
If one is going to credit consanguineous marriage with these evil results, what can one say when evil results fail to follow?
"Applied Eugenics" by Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson

In poetry:

The world admires the wreath upon his brow,
But he alone can tell how much it cost,
And how to gain it he had all things lost.
Results men see, but not the >i>when, or how.
"The Royal Way" by Joseph Horatio Chant
Oh! what are the pangs that result from excess,
In quaffing the juice of the vine;
Tho' the bosom may feel them the tongue can't express
Half the pain that is lurking in wine.
"Exhortation To Be Temperate" by John Pierpont
With single eye I sought to do Thy will.
I felt Thy smile and left results with Thee;
If they have failed, then that is naught to me--
I did my part, and am Thy servant still.
"God's Plan Is Best" by Joseph Horatio Chant
Lithe was her form like a willow. She beckoned,
What could I do save to follow and follow,
Nothing of right or result could be reckoned;
Life without her was unworthy and hollow.
"The Murdered Lover" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
We’ll follow him! Beyond the waves and wrecks
Of years fulfilled, some fine results must lie;
We’ll pass the last of all wild things that vex
The pale, sad face of our Humanity!”
"Eighteen Hundred and Sixty-Four" by Henry Kendall
All else is nought, all else is dead,
Disguise it as we may;
Causes with yesterday have sped,
Results are here to-day;
Take them, and use them as you can,
Right loyally for God and Man.
"Fact " by Martin Farquhar Tupper

In news:

At RE/MAX Affinity we are focused on providing you with the best results and service in the industry.
Fast and Furious stonewall a result of Team Obama arrogance.
Though the feeling of these afflictions wasn't good, the resulting fruit of the afflictions is something to shout about.
Results 21 to 40 of 2771.
Do you hate getting up and the blaring alarm clock only results in you hitting the snooze 5 times and arriving to work late.
The reality that any band immersed in a "retro" rock sound faces is that an inability to transcend novelty can result in them becoming a footnote in music history.
Dave & Buster's IPO: With Anemic Results, Will Investors Want to Play.
Pregnant women must wait on average 13—14 days for their results.
As a result, the business-card business is seeing a miniboom: Crane & Co. Our reporters sample four personalized- business-card services and share the results.
St, Johnson City TN LINKS: Meet Home Page Live Results Page DyeStat Elites Complete Results.
Tampa — The election results are in - well most of the results (thank you, Florida.
Silver is looking at the results of combining all state polls to come up with an average result and though the shift isn't major, it is trending toward Romney in states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin, Nevada and Colorado.
Official election results for Morgan County and West Virginia won't be available until later this week, but unofficial results showed a few surprises in state races.
As much as I want to teach my clients everything I know about nutrition science, I've often seen a simple focus on mindfulness result in immediate, powerful results, particularly in social eating situations.
National results State-by-state results for president, House, Senate and governor.

In science:

The aim of this paper has been to prove results that are best possible to within a constant. A preliminary task is to work out the probability below which we cannot hope to prove a result. (For density problems, it is easy to prove that below this probability the result is not even true.
Combinatorial theorems in sparse random sets
These results are compatible with known results for the linear system and now we will proceed to derive new results.
The strong-coupling master equation of quantum open systems
Some results will be improvements of existing results, most of our examples are new moderate deviation results.
Moderate deviations via cumulants
Although the result is perhaps to be expected by analogy with known (though non-trivial) results for Bernoulli (i.e., independent) site percolation, we are not aware of any such results in a dependent site percolation setting such as we consider here.
Percolation of even sites for random sequential adsorption
By developing a correspondence between previous results and analogue results dealing with linear forms of the X [S ]’s, we are able to use the speed convergence results shown for the single-user setting and conclude.
Extracting randomness and dependencies via a matrix polarization