con·​gru·​en·​cy kən-ˈgrü-ən(t)-sē How to pronounce congruency (audio)
plural congruencies

Examples of congruency in a Sentence

at least he acts in congruency with his avowed beliefs and values
Recent Examples on the Web The rough congruency could be seen as a validation of the robustness of the record-keeping of French Canadian institutions over all these centuries. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 24 Jan. 2011 This effect might be due to a transient illusionary intersensory perceptual congruency of visual, tactile and pruriceptive signals. Seriously Science, Discover Magazine, 13 Oct. 2016 Furthermore, congruency between words and actions allows partners to experience peace while apart. WIRED, 26 Nov. 2022 However, unless your values are aligned with theirs, existing and potential customers will be able to see the lack of congruency. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 8 Nov. 2021 This calls for adopting new levels of reporting congruency and transparency in non-financial reporting. Manav Garg, Forbes, 13 Sep. 2021 Anyone who listened and watched the way Cristobal and Sewell played off each other understood in an instant that there’s a congruency of vision. John Canzano | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 12 Oct. 2019 Give the Titans credit -- there’s total congruency in the franchise. oregonlive, 15 Oct. 2019 And then your periods are also bound to slide back out of congruency. Seventeen, 11 Apr. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1513, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of congruency was circa 1513

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“Congruency.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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con·​gru·​en·​cy kən-ˈgrü-ən-sē How to pronounce congruency (audio)
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