corollary

[kawr-uh-ler-ee, kor-; especially British, kuh-rol-uh-ree]

noun, plural cor·ol·lar·ies.

Mathematics. a proposition that is incidentally proved in proving another proposition.
an immediate consequence or easily drawn conclusion.
a natural consequence or result.

Nearby words

  1. coro-,
  2. corody,
  3. coroll.,
  4. corolla,
  5. corollaceous,
  6. corollate,
  7. coromandel,
  8. coromandel coast,
  9. coromandel work,
  10. coromuel

Origin of corollary

1325–75; Middle English < Late Latin corollārium corollary, in Latin: money paid for a garland, a gift, gratuity. See corolla, -ary

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British Dictionary definitions for corollary

corollary

noun plural -laries

a proposition that follows directly from the proof of another proposition
an obvious deduction
a natural consequence or result

adjective

consequent or resultant

Word Origin for corollary

C14: from Latin corollārium money paid for a garland, from Latin corolla garland, from corōna crown

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Word Origin and History for corollary

corollary

n.

late 14c., from Late Latin corollarium "a deduction, consequence," from Latin corollarium, originally "money paid for a garland," hence "gift, gratuity, something extra;" and in logic, "a proposition proved from another that has been proved." From corolla "small garland," diminutive of corona "crown" (see crown (n.)).

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Science definitions for corollary

corollary

[kôrə-lĕr′ē]

A statement that follows with little or no proof required from an already proven statement. For example, it is a theorem in geometry that the angles opposite two congruent sides of a triangle are also congruent. A corollary to that statement is that an equilateral triangle is also equiangular.
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