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COROLLARY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does corollary mean? 

COROLLARY (noun)
  The noun COROLLARY has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: COROLLARY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


COROLLARY (noun)


Sense 1corollary [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A practical consequence that follows naturally

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Context example:

blind jealousy is a frequent corollary of passionate love

Hypernyms ("corollary" is a kind of...):

aftermath; consequence (the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual)


Sense 2corollary [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(logic) an inference that follows directly from the proof of another proposition

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("corollary" is a kind of...):

illation; inference (the reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation)

Domain category:

logic (the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference)


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