congruity

noun

con·​gru·​i·​ty kən-ˈgrü-ə-tē How to pronounce congruity (audio)
kän-
plural congruities
1
: the quality or state of being congruent or congruous
2
: a point of agreement

Examples of congruity in a Sentence

the book alleges certain congruities between several political assassinations that were thought to be unrelated there's little congruity between your professed religious beliefs and your actual behavior
Recent Examples on the Web Uncanny forms—semi-organic shapes, with stray kinks and curves hammered flat—assumed an unlikely congruity. Raffi Khatchadourian, The New Yorker, 9 May 2022 Fortunately, that lack of congruity didn’t detract from superb upper fit and security for most testers. Adam Chase, Outside Online, 9 Apr. 2021 Women still have to work harder to overcome role-congruity bias. Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj, Forbes, 12 June 2021 Create congruity between your spending and giving and your values. Ross Levin, Star Tribune, 14 Nov. 2020 This should have been an experience of affirmation and tangible progression towards physical congruity to my truest self but instead was fraught with anxiety — the treatments weren’t working. Trésor Prijs, Teen Vogue, 1 June 2018 At the time, there weren’t a ton of slam-dunk options, especially for a league that has historically had a high standard of basketball and values geographic congruity. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, 26 Mar. 2018 Maybe that would be its own form of spiritual growth on a micro scale — proof of my own congruity with the universe even under mildly uncomfortable conditions. Anna Hezel, New York Times, 11 Oct. 2017 This should have been an experience of affirmation and tangible progression towards physical congruity to my truest self but instead was fraught with anxiety — the treatments weren’t working. Trésor Prijs, Teen Vogue, 13 July 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of congruity was in the 14th century

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“Congruity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/congruity. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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congruity

noun
con·​gru·​ity
kən-ˈgrü-ət-ē,
kän-
plural congruities
1
: the quality or state of being congruous : agreement
2
: a point of agreement
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