# congruent

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

/ ˈkɒŋ gru ənt, kənˈgru-, kəŋ- /

### adjective

agreeing; accordant; congruous.

Mathematics. of or relating to two numbers related by a congruence.

Geometry. coinciding at all points when superimposed: congruent triangles.

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## Origin of congruent

## Related forms

con·gru·ent·ly, adverbnon·con·gru·ent, adjectivenon·con·gru·ent·ly, adverb## Can be confused

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## British Dictionary definitions for congruent

## congruent

/ (ˈkɒŋɡrʊənt) /

### adjective

agreeing; corresponding; congruous

having identical shapes so that all parts correspondcongruent triangles Compare similar (def. 2)

of or concerning two integers related by a congruence

## Derived Forms

congruently, adverb## Word Origin for congruent

C15: from Latin congruere to meet together, agree

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## Science definitions for congruent

## congruent

[ kŏng′grōō-ənt, kən-grōō′ənt ]

Relating to geometric figures that have the same size and shape. Two triangles are congruent, for example, if their sides are of the same length and their internal angles are of the same measure.

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