- Mathematics. a proposition that is incidentally proved in proving another proposition.
- an immediate consequence or easily drawn conclusion.
- a natural consequence or result.
Origin of corollary
Examples from the Web for corollary
They had a corollary: “Each new level of sexual activity requires consent.”How Antioch College Got Rape Right 20 Years Ago
December 10, 2014
And the corollary is that “those” people are where they are entirely because of their own doing.What We Need Are Anti-Racists
August 24, 2014
Why not feature topics not solely defined by a corollary to “women”?Is There Life Left in ‘The View’?
June 28, 2014
Increasingly, sex and its corollary, romantic love, were seen as a healthy part of a relationship.What the Sex Lives of the Founding Fathers Reveal About Us
February 21, 2014
The corollary being, if she slacks off, even a teensy bit, anything that goes wrong is her fault.Medicine Bedevils Pregnant Women With Too Many Warnings About Risk
October 26, 2013
He could turn back; he must turn back; and as a corollary the Leopard Woman must turn back with him!The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
I waited for the corollary, “and been loved in return,” but it did not come.The First Violin
The corollary is equally true: in order to eat it is necessary to pay.The Wall Street Girl
Frederick Orin Bartlett
The love of liberty is the corollary of the right of consent to government.
"The Doss-house" is at most the corollary of this revolution.Maxim Gorki
- a proposition that follows directly from the proof of another proposition
- an obvious deduction
- a natural consequence or result
- consequent or resultant
Word Origin and History for corollary
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.)).
- 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.