congruence

[kong-groo-uhns, kuhn-groo-, kuhng-]
noun
1.
the quality or state of agreeing or corresponding.
2.
Mathematics. a relation between two numbers indicating that the numbers give the same remainder when divided by some given number. Compare residue ( def 4b ).

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin congruentia, derivative of congruent- congruent; see -ence

noncongruence, noun
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congruence or congruency (ˈkɒŋɡrʊəns, ˈkɒŋɡrʊənsɪ)
 
n
1.  the quality or state of corresponding, agreeing, or being congruent
2.  maths the relationship between two integers, x and y, such that their difference, with respect to another positive integer called the modulus, n, is a multiple of the modulus. Usually written xy (mod n), as in 2511 (mod 7)
 
congruency or congruency
 
n

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congruence
c.1430, from L. congruentia "argument, harmony, congruity," from congruent-, prp. stem of congruere (see congruent). Related: Congruency (1494).
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Example sentences
Students are looking for congruence between who you are and how you teach.
Ideally, there is a congruence of interests of the owners, ie.
What's different about this period is the increasing congruence between ideological and partisan differences.
There is an odd congruence between the nature of a given city and its preference in chicken.
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