# congruence

[ kong-groo-uh ns, kuh n-groo-, kuh ng- ]

/ ˈkɒŋ gru əns, kənˈgru-, kəŋ- /

### noun

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).

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## Origin of congruence

Related formsnon·con·gru·ence, noun

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## British Dictionary definitions for congruence

## congruence

### congruency (ˈkɒŋɡrʊənsɪ)

/ (ˈkɒŋɡrʊəns) /

### noun

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 congruence

## 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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