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.
References
- McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, lemma. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 107. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book
More Information
- 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.
Cite this article as:
McAdams, David E. Lemma. 12/21/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/l/lemma.html.
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12/21/2018: Reviewed and corrected IPA pronunication. (
McAdams, David E.)
8/31/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup. (
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