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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A proposition that follows with little or no proof required from one already proven.
  • n. A deduction or an inference.
  • n. A natural consequence or effect; a result.
  • adj. Consequent; resultant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Something given beyond what is actually due; something added or superfluous.
  • n. Something which occurs a fortiori, as a result of another effort without significant additional effort.
  • n. A proposition which follows easily from the proof of another proposition.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That which is given beyond what is actually due, as a garland of flowers in addition to wages; surplus; something added or superfluous.
  • n. Something which follows from the demonstration of a proposition; an additional inference or deduction from a demonstrated proposition; a consequence.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In mathematics, a proposition incidentally proved in proving another; an immediate or easily drawn consequence; hence, any inference similarly drawn.
  • n. A surplus; something in excess.
  • n. Synonyms Conclusion, etc. See inference.
  • Same as corollar and corollate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a practical consequence that follows naturally
  • n. (logic) an inference that follows directly from the proof of another proposition

Etymologies

Middle English corolarie, from Latin corōllārium, money paid for a garland, gratuity, from corōlla, small garland; see corolla.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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"). (Wiktionary)

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