# 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.

## Words nearby congruent

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## Origin of congruent

## OTHER WORDS FROM congruent

con·gru·ent·ly, adverbnon·con·gru·ent, adjectivenon·con·gru·ent·ly, adverb## WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH congruent

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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 of congruent

congruently, adverb## Word Origin for congruent

C15: from Latin congruere to meet together, agree

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## Scientific 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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