Origin of congruent
Examples from the Web for congruent
That solution is not congruent with the Cato Institute philosophy.
The opposite lateral faces of a parallelepiped are congruent and parallel.
The first axiom of congruence is that the opposite sides of any parallelogram are congruent.The Concept of Nature|Alfred North Whitehead
There are dozens of measurements that can be made by simply constructing a triangle that shall be congruent to another triangle.
Two triangles are congruent if the three sides of the one are equal respectively to the three sides of the other.
We therefore speak of congruent triangles and congruent parallelograms as being those that are superposable.
British Dictionary definitions for congruent
Word Origin for congruent
Word Origin and History for congruent
early 15c., "suitable, proper," from Latin congruentem (nominative congruens) "agreeing, fit, suitable," present participle of congruere, literally "to come together, agree, correspond with," from com- "with" (see com-) + a lost verb *gruere, *ruere "fall, rush," perhaps from PIE *ghrei- "to rub, grind" (see chrism). Geometry sense attested by 1706.