congruence

noun con·gru·ence \ kən-ˈgrü-ən(t)s , ˈkäŋ-grü-ən(t)s \
Updated on: 5 Apr 2018
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

Examples of congruence in a Sentence

  1. little apparent congruence between her professed concern for the poor and her own extravagant lifestyle

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First Known Use of congruence

15th century

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