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

noun, plural corollaries.
Mathematics. a proposition that is incidentally proved in proving another proposition.
an immediate consequence or easily drawn conclusion.
a natural consequence or result.
noun (pl) -laries
a proposition that follows directly from the proof of another proposition
an obvious deduction
a natural consequence or result
consequent or resultant

late 14c., from Late Latin corollarium “a deduction, consequence,” from Latin corollarium, originally “money paid for a garland,” hence “gift, gratuity, something extra;” and in logic, “a proposition proved from another that has been proved.” From corolla “small garland,” diminutive of corona “crown” (see crown (n.)).
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.


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    [kawr-uh-man-dl, kor-, kawr-, kor-] /ˈkɔr əˈmæn dl, ˈkɒr-, ˌkɔr-, ˌkɒr-/ noun 1. a coastal region in SE India, S of the Kistna River. /ˌkɒrəˈmændəl/ noun 1. the SE coast of India, along the Bay of Bengal, extending from Point Calimere to the mouth of the Krishna River

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