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.
Examples of congruent in a sentence
Their goals are not congruent with the goals of the team.
a theory congruent with the known facts of the case
Origin and Etymology of congruent
Middle English, from Latin congruent-, congruens, present participle of congruere —see congruous
First Known Use: 15th century
CONGRUENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of congruent for English Language Learners
mathematics : having the same size and shape
: matching or in agreement with something
CONGRUENT Defined for Kids
Definition of congruent for Students
: having the same size and shape congruent triangles
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