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congruity

[kuh n-groo-i-tee, kon-, kuh ng-, kong-] /kənˈgru ɪ ti, kɒn-, kəŋ-, kɒŋ-/
noun, plural congruities.
1.
the state or quality of being congruous; harmony; appropriateness:
a congruity of ideas.
2.
the state or quality of being geometrically congruent.
3.
a point of agreement.
4.
Scholasticism. merit bestowed as a divine gift rather than earned.
Compare condignity.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English congruite < Middle French < Late Latin congruitāt- (stem of congruitās), equivalent to Latin congru(us) congruous + -itāt- -ity
Related forms
noncongruity, noun, plural noncongruities.
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Examples for congruity
  • These show how pitilessly the poet excised every stanza which did not minister to the congruity of his masterpiece.
Word Origin and History for congruity
n.

late 14c., from Old French congruité "relevance, appropriateness," from Late Latin congruitatem (nominative congruens) "agreement," from congruus (see congruent).

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