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congruent

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

mathematics : having the same size and shape

: matching or in agreement with something

Full Definition of CONGRUENT

1
:  congruous
2
:  superposable so as to be coincident throughout
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

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