# congruent

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

### adjective

agreeing; accordant; congruous.

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

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

## Origin of congruent

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## Related Words for congruent

compatible, conforming, consistent, corresponding, identical, coinciding, concurring## Examples from the Web for congruent

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Congruent people are well integrated, no longer in need of "masks."

When You Don't Know Where to TurnSteven J. Bartlett

Form of the outer shell not a sphere, but a regular octahedron, with eight congruent, equilateral triangular even faces.

Some objects when thought of are congruent to our existing state of activity.

Human Nature and ConductJohn Dewey

They are not congruent and can never be in the actualized universe.

The Mystery of SpaceRobert T. Browne

Chief among these are the words "equal," "congruent," and "equivalent."

The Teaching of GeometryDavid Eugene Smith

## congruent

### adjective

## Word Origin for congruent

C15: from Latin congruere to meet together, agree

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## congruent

[kŏng′grōō-ənt, kən-grōō′ənt]

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