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[kong-groo-uh n-see, kuh n-groo-, kuh ng-] /ˈkɒŋ gru ən si, kənˈgru-, kəŋ-/
noun, plural congruencies.
Origin of congruency
1485-95; < Latin congruentia. See congruence, -cy
Related forms
noncongruency, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for congruency
  • Examination of any words thought to be synonymous reveals a congruency of range but not an identical meaning.
  • Your comment fails to recognise the depth of congruency between our lives and technology.
  • They simply don't understand that someone with a different world view can have complete congruency within themselves.
British Dictionary definitions for congruency


the quality or state of corresponding, agreeing, or being congruent
(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)
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