[kong-groo-uh ns, kuh n-groo-, kuh ng-]
- the quality or state of agreeing or corresponding.
- Mathematics. a relation between two numbers indicating that the numbers give the same remainder when divided by some given number.Compare residue(def 4b).
Origin of congruence
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- the quality or state of corresponding, agreeing, or being congruent
- maths the relationship between two integers, x and y, such that their difference, with respect to another positive integer called the modulus, n, is a multiple of the modulus. Usually written x ≡ y (mod n), as in 25 ≡ 11 (mod 7)
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Word Origin and History for non-congruence
mid-15c., from Latin congruentia "agreement, harmony, congruity," from congruentem (nominative congruens), present participle of congruere "to come together" (see congruent). Related: Congruency.
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