What does corollary mean?

Definitions for corollaryˈkɔr əˌlɛr i, ˈkɒr-; esp. Brit., kəˈrɒl ə ri

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. corollary(noun)

    a practical consequence that follows naturally

    "blind jealousy is a frequent corollary of passionate love"

  2. corollary(noun)

    (logic) an inference that follows directly from the proof of another proposition


  1. corollary(Noun)

    Something given beyond what is actually due; something added or superfluous.

  2. corollary(Noun)

    Something which occurs a fortiori, as a result of another effort without significant additional effort.

    Finally getting that cracked window fixed was a nice corollary of redoing the whole storefont.

  3. corollary(Noun)

    A proposition which follows easily from the proof of another proposition.

    We have proven that this set is finite and well ordered; as a corollary, we now know that there is an order-preserving map from it to the natural numbers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Corollary(noun)

    that which is given beyond what is actually due, as a garland of flowers in addition to wages; surplus; something added or superfluous

  2. Corollary(noun)

    something which follows from the demonstration of a proposition; an additional inference or deduction from a demonstrated proposition; a consequence

  3. Origin: [L. corollarium gift, corollary, fr. corolla. See Corolla.]


  1. Corollary

    A corollary is a statement that follows readily from a previous statement. In mathematics a corollary typically follows a theorem. The use of the term corollary, rather than proposition or theorem, is intrinsically subjective. Proposition B is a corollary of proposition A if B can readily be deduced from A or is self-evident from its proof, but the meaning of readily or self-evident varies depending upon the author and context. The importance of the corollary is often considered secondary to that of the initial theorem; B is unlikely to be termed a corollary if its mathematical consequences are as significant as those of A. Sometimes a corollary has a proof that explains the derivation; sometimes the derivation is considered self-evident. It is also known as a bonus result.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Corollary

    kor-ol′a-ri, or kor′ol-a-ri, n. an inference or deduction from recognised facts: a consequence or result. [L. corollarium, a garland—corolla.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of corollary in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of corollary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Lois McMaster Bujold:

    His mother had often said, When you choose an action, you choose the consequences of that action. She had emphasized the corollary of this axiom even more vehemently when you desired a consequence you had damned well better take the action that would create it.

  2. Lois McMaster Bujold, "Memory", 1996:

    His mother had often said, When you choose an action, you choose the consequences of that action. She had emphasized the corollary of this axiom even more vehemently: when you desired a consequence you had damned well better take the action that would create it.

  3. Bruno Geddo:

    If there is still total destruction and complete insecurity or lack of acceptance for returning IDPs on the part of those who remained behind, returns, which should be the corollary of reconciliation, could actually end up creating even more tension and therefore it would defeat the purpose.

  4. Louis Aragon:

    There exists a black kingdom which the eyes of man avoid because its landscape fails signally to flatter them. This darkness, which he imagines he can dispense with in describing the light, is error with its unknown characteristics. Error is certainty's constant companion. Error is the corollary of evidence. And anything said about truth may equally well be said about error: the delusion will be no greater.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    It's true that opposites attract and likes repel, in chemistry as much as in real world. People are primarily drawn to each other because of unfulfilled desires and qualities in their lives. As a corollary, people often don't despise something that is not part of their constitutions or personalities. The world is beautiful, IMHO, because people complement each other and evolve towards perfection,gradually as it may be, by accepting and embracing their differences. Viva la difference!

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