con·​gru·​ent | \ kən-ˈgrü-ənt How to pronounce congruent (audio) , ˈkäŋ-grü-ənt How to pronounce congruent (audio) \

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.

Other Words from congruent

congruently adverb

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
Recent Examples on the Web Regardless of the reporting structure for social media teams in an organization, there needs to be a congruent approach between marketing, communications and sales teams to tie it all together. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 21 Sep. 2021 Local school boards within the state and across the country are wrestling with how to format instruction related to race and gender that is both age-appropriate and congruent with family values. Seamus Mcavoy, Hartford Courant, 22 Apr. 2022 In ways congruent with this accident of geography, the two have slightly different sympathies. Keith Gessen, The New Yorker, 18 Apr. 2022 Others noted that 38 Republicans in the Senate supported, and Trump himself signed, the First Step Act in 2018, a criminal justice reform bill that included reductions in sentencing guidelines broadly congruent with Jackson's actions on the bench. Damon Linker, The Week, 6 Apr. 2022 Being congruent also shows a brand’s long-term authenticity. Expert Panel, Forbes, 15 Oct. 2021 If companies, because of cost constraints and internal capabilities, don’t integrate their cloud systems, the result is often redundant master data islands and costly challenges in maintaining systems and keeping them congruent. Richard Simone, Forbes, 6 Dec. 2021 For this response to pack a punch, the senses have to be flawlessly congruent, says Jackson. Lucy Alexander, Robb Report, 15 Oct. 2021 Such values are congruent with the House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth. Benjamin Laker, Forbes, 9 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of congruent

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for congruent

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

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“Congruent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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con·​gru·​ent | \ kən-ˈgrü-ənt How to pronounce congruent (audio) , ˈkäŋ-grə-wənt \

Kids Definition of congruent

: having the same size and shape congruent triangles

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