[ kawr-uh-ler-ee, kor-; especially British, kuh-rol-uh-ree ]
/ ˈkɔr əˌlɛr i, ˈkɒr-; especially British, kəˈrɒl ə ri /

noun, plural cor·ol·lar·ies.

Mathematics. a proposition that is incidentally proved in proving another proposition.
an immediate consequence or easily drawn conclusion.
a natural consequence or result.

Origin of corollary

1325–75; Middle English < Late Latin corollārium corollary, in Latin: money paid for a garland, a gift, gratuity. See corolla, -ary

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British Dictionary definitions for corollary

/ (kəˈrɒlərɪ) /

noun plural -laries

a proposition that follows directly from the proof of another proposition
an obvious deduction
a natural consequence or result


consequent or resultant

Word Origin for corollary

C14: from Latin corollārium money paid for a garland, from Latin corolla garland, from corōna crown

Scientific definitions for corollary

[ kôrə-lĕr′ē ]

A statement that follows with little or no proof required from an already proven statement. For example, it is a theorem in geometry that the angles opposite two congruent sides of a triangle are also congruent. A corollary to that statement is that an equilateral triangle is also equiangular.