[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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Related Wordscorrespondence, accord, harmonization, uniformity, similarity, conformance, coherence, conformation, congruity, accordance, harmony, compliance, conformity, conforming, congruency
Examples from the Web for congruence
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This is the reason for placing it by itself, followed by the congruence theorems.The Teaching of Geometry
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The aim of this lecture is to establish a theory of congruence.
You must understand at once that congruence is a controversial question.
Finally the sixth axiom of congruence is that the relation of congruence is transitive.
The source of order has already been indicated and that of congruence is now found.
- 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
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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