# congruence

*congruence*on Thesaurus.com

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.

## Origin of congruence

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## Other words from congruence

- non·con·gru·ence, noun

## Words Nearby congruence

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## How to use congruence in a sentence

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All these cases show a complete

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*congruence*applied to the train of successive positions of the yard measure?The Concept of Nature | Alfred North Whitehead

## British Dictionary definitions for congruence

### congruency (ˈkɒŋɡrʊənsɪ)

/ (ˈkɒŋɡrʊəns) /

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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