congruence

[kong-groo-uh ns, kuh n-groo-, kuh ng-]
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noun
  1. the quality or state of agreeing or corresponding.
  2. 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

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin congruentia, derivative of congruent- congruent; see -ence
Related formsnon·con·gru·ence, noun
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Historical Examples of congruence

  • This is the reason for placing it by itself, followed by the congruence theorems.

    The Teaching of Geometry

    David Eugene Smith

  • The aim of this lecture is to establish a theory of congruence.

    The Concept of Nature

    Alfred North Whitehead

  • You must understand at once that congruence is a controversial question.

    The Concept of Nature

    Alfred North Whitehead

  • Finally the sixth axiom of congruence is that the relation of congruence is transitive.

    The Concept of Nature

    Alfred North Whitehead

  • The source of order has already been indicated and that of congruence is now found.

    The Concept of Nature

    Alfred North Whitehead


British Dictionary definitions for congruence

congruence

congruency (ˈkɒŋɡrʊənsɪ)

noun
  1. the quality or state of corresponding, agreeing, or being congruent
  2. 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 xy (mod n), as in 2511 (mod 7)
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Word Origin and History for congruence
n.

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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