congruent

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

Definition of congruent

1 :congruous
  • … establish incentives and rewards congruent with professional standing.
  • —Timothy S. Healy
2 :superposable so as to be coincident throughout
  • congruent triangles
3 :having the difference divisible by a given modulus
  • 12 is congruent to 2 (modulo 5) since 12−2=2·5.

congruently

adverb

Examples of congruent in a Sentence

  1. Their goals are not congruent with the goals of the team.

  2. a theory congruent with the known facts of the case

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Origin and Etymology of congruent

Middle English, from Latin congruent-, congruens, present participle of congruere — see congruous


CONGRUENT Defined for English Language Learners

congruent

adjective

Definition of congruent for English Language Learners

  • mathematics : having the same size and shape

  • : matching or in agreement with something


CONGRUENT Defined for Kids

congruent

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

Definition of congruent for Students

:having the same size and shape
  • congruent triangles


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