Definition of resultant adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//rɪˈzʌltənt//
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈzʌltənt//
[only before noun] (formal)
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caused by the thing that has just been mentioned the growing economic crisis and resultant unemployment Word Originmid 17th cent. (in the adjectival sense): from Latin resultant- ‘springing back’, from the verb resultare ‘to result’, earlier in the sense ‘spring back’, from re- (expressing intensive force) + saltare (frequentative of salire ‘to jump’).Extra examples The resultant chemical structure is flexible. We deplore the use of force and the resultant loss of life. lower taxation and the resulting/​consequent/​resultant increase in spending the war and the resulting/​consequent/​resultant loss of life
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