If a+b=c, then an example of a corollary is that c-b=a.
Obesity is an example of a corollary of regularly over-eating.
Finally getting that cracked window fixed was a nice corollary of redoing the whole storefont.
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.
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Origin of corollary
- Middle English corolarie from Latin corōllārium money paid for a garland, gratuity from corōlla small garland corolla
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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”).