- A corollary is defined as an idea formed from something that is already proved.
If a+b=c, then an example of a corollary is that c-b=a.
- The definition of a corollary is a natural consequence, or a result that naturally follows.
Obesity is an example of acorollary of regularly over-eating.
- a proposition that follows from another that has been proved
- an inference or deduction
- anything that follows as a normal result
Origin of corollaryMiddle English corolarie ; from Late Latin corollarium, a deduction ; from L, origin, originally , money paid for a garland, hence gift, gratuity ; from corolla: see corolla
- A proposition that follows with little or no proof required from one already proven.
- A deduction or an inference.
- A natural consequence or effect; a result.
Origin of corollaryMiddle English corolarie, from Latin cor&omacron;llarium, money paid for a garland, gratuity, from cor&omacron;lla, small garland; see corolla.
- 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.
- (mathematics, logic) 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.
From Middle English, from Late Latin corōllārium (“deduction, consequence, originally money paid for a garland, hence gift, gratuity, something extra”), from corōlla (“small garland”), diminutive of corōna (“crown”).