follow Dictionary.com

Yours, Etc.: Origins and Uses of 8 Sign-Offs

congruity

[kuh n-groo-i-tee, kon-, kuh ng-, kong-] /kənˈgru ɪ ti, kɒn-, kəŋ-, kɒŋ-/
noun, plural congruities.
1.
the state or quality of being congruous; harmony; appropriateness:
a congruity of ideas.
2.
the state or quality of being geometrically congruent.
3.
a point of agreement.
4.
Scholasticism. merit bestowed as a divine gift rather than earned.
Compare condignity.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English congruite < Middle French < Late Latin congruitāt- (stem of congruitās), equivalent to Latin congru(us) congruous + -itāt- -ity
Related forms
noncongruity, noun, plural noncongruities.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for noncongruity

congruity

n.

late 14c., from Old French congruité "relevance, appropriateness," from Late Latin congruitatem (nominative congruens) "agreement," from congruus (see congruent).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for congruity

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for noncongruity

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends