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.

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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 But the prevailing feeling is that the commerce is congruent with the original purpose. Giovanni René Rodriguez, Forbes, "The Temple In The Cloud: The Actors Reading Collective," 18 Apr. 2021 Ensure your personal brand colors, fonts, copy, website and marketing assets look consistent and congruent to build an identifiable brand. Expert Panel, Forbes, "Eight Top Personal Brands And The ‘X’ Factors That Make Them Stand Out," 8 Apr. 2021 Healthcare benefits and employment have been congruent for many years. Forbes, "A New Market Emerges: Some Apartments Are Now Offering Tenants Healthcare Coverage," 20 Mar. 2021 The commitment of funds is congruent with the CDC’s school reopening guidance, which recommends that school administrators employ testing to identify those who have COVID-19. Jeremy Beaman, Washington Examiner, "Biden administration commits $10B to school testing efforts to encourage reopening," 17 Mar. 2021 Given that the university took a strong public stance about campus safety and the protection of young women all those years ago, the hire of Alexander doesn’t feel congruent right now. John Canzano, oregonlive, "Canzano: Troubling questions for Oregon State president F. King Alexander ... and the trustees who hired him," 5 Mar. 2021 The Finals appearance is a congruent end to the season for Riley. Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY, "As Lakers know well, Pat Riley has built Miami Heat to win now with his competitive fire, vision," 30 Sep. 2020 The conservancy believes that the corps’ project will eventually be congruent with its own park plans for the area within the levees. Mark Lamster, Dallas News, "Say goodbye to the ugliest building in Dallas — and hello to new playgrounds along the Trinity," 9 July 2020 The distance of time gives a more accurate picture of the work, which may have been released during an congruent era. Matt Wake |, al, "10 great ‘bad’ albums by legendary rock bands," 8 May 2020

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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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28 Apr 2021

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“Congruent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of congruent

mathematics : having the same size and shape
formal : matching or in agreement with something


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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