Simple Definition of congruent
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>
Examples of congruent
Their goals are not congruent with the goals of the team.
<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
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