|—n , pl -laries|
|1.||a proposition that follows directly from the proof of another proposition|
|2.||an obvious deduction|
|3.||a natural consequence or result|
|4.||consequent or resultant|
|[C14: from Latin corollārium money paid for a garland, from Latin corolla garland, from corōna|
|corollary (kôr'ə-lěr'ē) Pronunciation Key
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.