- 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 definition by Webster's New World
- a proposition that follows from another that has been proved
- an inference or deduction
- anything that follows as a normal result
Origin: Middle English corolarie ; from Late Latin corollarium, a deduction ; from Classical Latin origin, originally , money paid for a garland, hence gift, gratuity ; from corolla: see corolla
corollary definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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.
Origin: Middle English corolarie, from Latin corōllārium, money paid for a garland, gratuity, from corōlla, small garland; see corolla.
corollary - Science Definition