adjective

- 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.

## corollary

*pl.* -·lar·ies

- a proposition that follows from another that has been proved
- an inference or deduction
- anything that follows as a normal result

Origin of corollary

Middle English*corolarie*; from Late Latin

*corollarium,*a deduction ; from L, origin, originally , money paid for a garland, hence gift, gratuity ; from

*corolla:*see corolla

## corollary

noun

*pl.*

**cor·ol·lar·ies**

- 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.

adjective

Consequent; resultant.

Origin of corollary

Middle English*corolarie*, from Latin

*corōllārium*,

*money paid for a garland, gratuity*, from

*corōlla*,

*small garland*; see

**corolla**.

## corollary

Noun

(*plural* corollaries)

- 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.*

Origin

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”).