Definitions for corollaryˈkɔr əˌlɛr i, ˈkɒr-; esp. Brit., kəˈrɒl ə ri
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
cor•ol•lar•yˈkɔr əˌlɛr i, ˈkɒr-; esp. Brit., kəˈrɒl ə ri(n.)(pl.)-lar•ies.
Math. a proposition incidentally proved in proving another proposition.
an immediate consequence or easily drawn conclusion.
a natural consequence or result.
Origin of corollary:
1325–75; < LL corollārium corollary, in L: money paid for a garland, gratuity. See corolla , -ary
a practical consequence that follows naturally
"blind jealousy is a frequent corollary of passionate love"
(logic) an inference that follows directly from the proof of another proposition
Something given beyond what is actually due; something added or superfluous.
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.
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.
that which is given beyond what is actually due, as a garland of flowers in addition to wages; surplus; something added or superfluous
something which follows from the demonstration of a proposition; an additional inference or deduction from a demonstrated proposition; a consequence
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.
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