noncongruity

congruity

[kuhn-groo-i-tee, kon-, kuhng-, kong-]
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; Middle English congruite < Middle French < Late Latin congruitāt- (stem of congruitās), equivalent to Latin congru(us) congruous + -itāt- -ity

noncongruity, noun, plural noncongruities.
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congruity
mid-15c., from L. congruitatem, from congruus (see congruent) + -ity.
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