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# congruence

[ kong-groo-uhns, kuhn-groo-, kuhng- ]

/ ËˆkÉ’Å‹ gru É™ns, kÉ™nËˆgru-, kÉ™Å‹- /

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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).

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.

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## Origin of congruence

## OTHER WORDS FROM congruence

nonÂ·conÂ·gruÂ·ence, noun## Words nearby congruence

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## British Dictionary definitions for congruence

congruence

### congruency (ËˆkÉ’Å‹É¡rÊŠÉ™nsÉª)

/ (ËˆkÉ’Å‹É¡rÊŠÉ™ns) /

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 â‰¡ y (mod n), as in 25 â‰¡ 11 (mod 7)

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