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Meaning of COROLLARY

Pronunciation:  'koru`leree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (logic) an inference that follows directly from the proof of another proposition
  2. [n]  a practical consequence that follows naturally; "blind jealousy is a frequent corollary of passionate love"

COROLLARY is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: aftermath, consequence, illation, inference



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cor"ol*la*ry\ (k?r"?l-l?-r?; 277), n.; pl.
{Corollaries} (-r?z). [L. corollarium gift, corollary, fr.
corolla. See {Corolla}.]
1. That which is given beyond what is actually due, as a
   garland of flowers in addition to wages; surplus;
   something added or superfluous. [Obs.]

         Now come, my Ariel; bring a corollary, Rather than
         want a spirit.                        --Shak.

2. Something which follows from the demonstration of a
   proposition; an additional inference or deduction from a
   demonstrated proposition; a consequence.

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