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congruous

[kong-groo-uh s] /ˈkɒŋ gru əs/
adjective
1.
exhibiting harmony of parts.
2.
appropriate or fitting.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Latin congruus, equivalent to con- con- + gru- (see congruent) + -us -ous
Related forms
congruously, adverb
congruousness, noun
noncongruous, adjective
noncongruously, adverb
noncongruousness, noun
uncongruous, adjective
uncongruously, adverb
uncongruousness, noun
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  • In that report, a series of suitable congruous and incongruous pictures were developed with a community sample of children.
British Dictionary definitions for congruous

congruous

/ˈkɒŋɡrʊəs/
adjective
1.
corresponding or agreeing
2.
suitable; appropriate
Derived Forms
congruity (kənˈɡruːɪtɪ), congruousness, noun
congruously, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Latin congruus suitable, harmonious; see congruent
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Word Origin and History for congruous
adj.

c.1600, from Latin stem congru- (see congruent) + -ous.

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