# congruent

## congruent

[kong-groo-uhnt, kuhn-groo-, kuhng-]
adjective
1.
agreeing; accordant; congruous.
2.
Mathematics. of or pertaining to two numbers related by a congruence.
3.
Geometry. coinciding at all points when superimposed: congruent triangles.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin congruent- (stem of congruēns, present participle of congruere to come together, fit in, agree), equivalent to con- con- + -gru- base of uncertain meaning (attested only in this v. and ingruere to fall upon) + -ent- -ent

congruently, adverb
noncongruent, adjective
noncongruently, adverb

congruous, congruent, incongruous, incongruent.
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 congruent (ˈkɒŋɡrʊənt) —adj 1. agreeing; corresponding; congruous 2. Compare similar having identical shapes so that all parts correspond: congruent triangles 3. of or concerning two integers related by a congruence [C15: from Latin congruere to meet together, agree] 'congruently —adv

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congruent
mid-15c., from L. congruentem (nom. congruens), prp. of congruere "to come together, agree, correspond with," from com- "with" + *gruere, *ruere "fall, rush."
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 congruent   (kŏng'gr-ənt, kən-gr'ənt)  Pronunciation Key  Relating to geometric figures that have the same size and shape. Two triangles are congruent, for example, if their sides are of the same length and their internal angles are of the same measure.
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Example sentences
Salary is commensurate with education and experience and is congruent with
national standards.
He simply felt you could not speak coherently about internal experiences, which
was a perfectly congruent position.
By the time she entered her teens, she could look forward to marriage and to a
life congruent with the one she knew.
She was talking in a way that's congruent with the way that people in her set
talk.
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