Corollary describes a result that is the natural consequence of something else. You could say that your weight gain is a corollary of the recent arrival of a bakery across the street from your house.

The noun corollary describes an action's consequence, such as having to study more, a corollary to getting a bad grade. The word is often seen with the prepositions “to” or “of," as in “a corollary to fortune is fame.” Math enthusiasts may already be familiar with the word corollary, which can be used more formally to describe a new proof or proposition that follows naturally from an established one.

Definitions of corollary

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

Type 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

n a practical consequence that follows naturally

“blind jealousy is a frequent corollary of passionate love”
Type of:
aftermath, consequence
the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual

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