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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In mathematics, a function of the coefficients of any number of homogeneous equations among the same number of unknown quantities, such that the vanishing of it is the necessary and sufficient condition of the equations being consistent with one another.
  • noun In medicine, an agent which stimulates excretion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Math.) The result of eliminating n variables between n homogeneous equations of any degree; -- called also resultant.

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  • noun mathematics resultant

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