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).
Geometry. the relationship that exists between two figures when one can be superimposed over the other and all their angles and sides coincide, as a mirror image: the congruence of trapezoids with identical measurements.
- non·con·gru·ence, noun
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How to use congruence in a sentence
Such congruence is likely meaningful to MacDonnell, a meditation teacher whose show is unified by visual style and local musician Mark Cisneros’s ambient score.In the galleries: A multi-sensory exhibit with cherry blossoms and a dire warning | Mark Jenkins | July 30, 2021 | Washington Post
Reaching these milestones is also associated with higher levels of appearance congruence, meaning that a person’s appearance represents their gender identity.Trans Youth Are Coming Out And Living In Their Gender Much Earlier Than Older Generations | LGBTQ-Editor | April 28, 2021 | No Straight News
The two were motivated by a desire to find tetrahedra that could be cut up and reassembled as a cube of the same volume, a property known as scissors congruence.Tetrahedron Solutions Finally Proved Decades After Computer Search | Kevin Hartnett | February 2, 2021 | Quanta Magazine
The congruence of interests creates this historic opportunity.Obama’s 2013 State of the Union and the Immigration Reform Moment | John Avlon | February 13, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Is there a complete congruence of form-relationship between larv on the one hand and imagines on the other?
All these cases show a complete congruence in the two kinds of form-relationship; but exceptions are not wanting.
The number of the changes would here alone determine whether congruence or incongruence occurred between the two stages.
We shall find in the next lecture that it is from this symmetry that the theory of congruence is deduced.The Concept of Nature | Alfred North Whitehead
What is this but a judgment of congruence applied to the train of successive positions of the yard measure?The Concept of Nature | Alfred North Whitehead
British Dictionary definitions for congruence
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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