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incongruent

[in-kong-groo-uh nt, in-kuh n-groo-, -kuh ng-] /ɪnˈkɒŋ gru ənt, ˌɪn kənˈgru-, -kəŋ-/
adjective
1.
not congruent.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; < Latin incongruent- (stem of incongruēns) inconsistent. See in-3, congruent
Related forms
incongruence, noun
incongruently, adverb
Can be confused
congruous, congruent, incongruous, incongruent.
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Examples from the web for incongruence
  • Overwhelming confusion, incongruence of beliefs to me is mental illness.
  • Usually the situation is subtler and the incongruence has more to do with attention.
  • They explain the phenomenon using the concept of status incongruence.
  • But the incongruence of motion on a still scene is unmistakable.
Word Origin and History for incongruence
n.

c.1600, from Late Latin incongruentia "incongruity," from incongruentem (nominative incongruens) "incongruous, inconsistent," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + congruens (see congruent).

incongruent

adj.

mid-15c., from Latin incongruentem (nominative incongruens), from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + congruens (see congruent). Related: Incongruently.

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