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.
(Logic) A process of reasoning that moves from the general to the specific, in which a conclusion follows necessarily from the premises presented, so that the conclusion cannot be false if the premises are true.
stresses the careful checking and weighing of premises, etc. in arriving at a conclusion
strictly implies an inference that is the final logical result in a process of reasoning I must, therefore, conclude that you are wrong
, in strict discrimination, implies inference from a general principle by logical reasoning the method was deduced from earlier experiments
suggests the arriving at a decision or opinion by reasoning from known facts or evidence from your smile, I infer that you're pleased
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