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corollary

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Life. A spiritual pickle preserving the body from decay.
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Etymology

From Latin corollarium meaning "deduction, consequence", originally "money paid for a garland", hence "gift, gratuity, something extra". From Latin corolla "small garland", diminutive of corona "crown".

Noun

Singular
corollary

Plural
corollaries

corollary (corollaries)
  1. Something given beyond what is actually due; something added or superfluous.
  2. Something which occurs a fortiori, as a result of another effort without significant additional effort.
    Finally getting that cracked window fixed was a nice corollary of redoing the whole storefont.
  3. (mathematics) A proposition which follows easily from the proof of another proposition.
    We have proven that this set is finite and well ordered. As a corollary, we now know that there is an order-preserving map from it to the natural numbers.

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