congruent

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

Definition of congruent

  1. 1 :  congruous

  2. 2 :  superposable so as to be coincident throughout

  3. 3 :  having the difference divisible by a given modulus <12 is congruent to 2 (modulo 5) since 12−2=2·5>

congruently

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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>

Origin and Etymology of congruent

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


First Known Use: 15th century


CONGRUENT Defined for English Language Learners

congruent

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

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

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

Definition of congruent for Students

  1. :  having the same size and shape <congruent triangles>



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