from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the finding of a single force (called the resultant) which shall be equal in effect to two or more given forces (called the components) when acting in given directions.
- n. See under Composition, Correlation, etc.
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If, with a crushed heart and eyes half-blinded by the mist of tears, she were to walk with a too devious step through a door-place, she might crush her buckram sleeves, too, and the deep consciousness of this possibility produces a composition of forces by which she takes a line that just clears the door-post.