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
Origin: [L. corollarium gift, corollary, fr. corolla. See Corolla.]
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
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.]
The numerical value of corollary in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of corollary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A corollary: There's many a slip twixt the grasp and the grip.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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- следствие, изводBulgarian
- corolaire, corollaireFrench
- gevolg, gevolgtrekkingDutch
- följdsats, korollariumSwedish
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