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Definition of congruence

1 : the quality or state of agreeing, coinciding, or being congruent … the happy congruence of nature and reason …— Gertrude Himmelfarb
2 : a statement that two numbers or geometric figures are congruent

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little apparent congruence between her professed concern for the poor and her own extravagant lifestyle
Recent Examples on the Web The story of our evolutionary congruence with primates is perhaps our most powerful collective origin myth. Rebecca Giggs, The Atlantic, 6 May 2022 One of the most important factors for success is complete congruence between you and your company’s mission. Ross Franklin, Forbes, 27 Oct. 2021 The poll found a surprising congruence of views between residents of the two states on most issues. James Conca, Forbes, 26 Oct. 2021 The first solution of the first congruence is 3, because 5 goes into 3 zero times and leaves a remainder of 3. Quanta Magazine, 14 Sep. 2021 Such congruence is likely meaningful to MacDonnell, a meditation teacher whose show is unified by visual style and local musician Mark Cisneros’s ambient score. Washington Post, 30 July 2021 Wealth is a congruence between your health, financial prosperity, and fulfillment throughout all facets of your life, and deserves to be treated as such. Celinne Da Costa, Forbes, 20 Mar. 2021 Jenq says the best possible surgical outcome is based on finding aesthetic and functional congruence in the patient’s preferences. Allure, 29 June 2021 The new segment had virtually no congruence with the rest of the company, and as a result, that lack of integration caused the initiative to languish despite large investments. Omri Kohl, Forbes, 22 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of congruence

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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20 May 2022

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“Congruence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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