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congruent

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adjective con·gru·ent \kən-ˈgrü-ənt, ˈkäŋ-grü-ənt\

Simple Definition of congruent

  • mathematics : having the same size and shape

  • : matching or in agreement with something

Full Definition of congruent

  1. 1 :  congruous

  2. 2 :  superposable so as to be coincident throughout

  3. 3 :  having the difference divisible by a given modulus <12 is congruent to 2 (modulo 5) since 12−2=2·5>

con·gru·ent·ly adverb

Examples of congruent

  1. Their goals are not congruent with the goals of the team.

  2. <a theory congruent with the known facts of the case>



Origin of congruent

Middle English, from Latin congruent-, congruens, present participle of congruere


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with congruent


CONGRUENT Defined for Kids

congruent

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adjective con·gru·ent \kən-ˈgrü-ənt, ˈkäŋ-grə-wənt\

Definition of congruent

  1. :  having the same size and shape <congruent triangles>





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