Lemma

Pronunciation: /ˈlɛm ə/ Explain

A lemma is a proof that is used as a stepping stone to prove another theorem. A lemma is considered not important enough to be a theorem on its own.

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  • McAdams, David E.. Proof. allmathwords.org. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 8/31/2018. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/p/proof.html.
  • McAdams, David E.. Theorem. allmathwords.org. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 8/31/2018. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/t/theorem.html.

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McAdams, David E. Lemma. 8/31/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/l/lemma.html.

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8/31/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup. (McAdams, David E.)
8/30/2018: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)

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