agreeing; accordant; congruous: His testimony was perfectly congruent with the content retrieved from the suspect’s phone.
Mathematics. of or relating to two numbers related by a congruence.
Geometry. (of figures) coinciding at all points when superimposed: congruent triangles.
Chemistry. (of a substance or compound) not undergoing a change in composition when undergoing a reaction, as with congruent melting.
- con·gru·ent·ly, adverb
- non·con·gru·ent, adjective
- non·con·gru·ent·ly, adverb
- congruous, congruent
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How to use congruent in a sentence
Last week, you looked at a very large regular polygon — that is, a polygon all of whose sides and angles were congruent.
His parents took the news with disappointment and sadness because his truth isn’t congruent with their own.Anne Lamott’s Advice Could Stop You From Drowning in Cynicism | Susanna Schrobsdorff | September 23, 2021 | Time
In this way, all positive integers have been “covered,” and the numbers occupying the same bucket are considered “congruent” to each other.Mathematicians Find a New Class of Digitally Delicate Primes | Steve Nadis | March 30, 2021 | Quanta Magazine
He proved that for two shapes to be “scissors congruent” — meaning they can be cut up and reassembled as each other — they must have the same Dehn invariant.Undergraduates Hunt for Special Tetrahedra That Fit Together | Kevin Hartnett | February 9, 2021 | Quanta Magazine
In 1965 Jean-Pierre Sydler proved that any two shapes with the same volume and the same Dehn invariant are scissors congruent.Undergraduates Hunt for Special Tetrahedra That Fit Together | Kevin Hartnett | February 9, 2021 | Quanta Magazine
That solution is not congruent with the Cato Institute philosophy.
And yet he insists, in every single interview, that his teachings are entirely congruent with KKL policies.
Each boasts its full complement of saints, whose congruent catalogues are equally wearisome in length.The Soul of the Far East | Percival Lowell
Some objects when thought of are congruent to our existing state of activity.Human Nature and Conduct | John Dewey
They are not congruent and can never be in the actualized universe.The Mystery of Space | Robert T. Browne
Genera; almost completely congruent; the Nymphalideous genera can be based on the structure of the larv, 444.Studies in the Theory of Descent (Volumes 1 and 2) | August Weismann
The identity of quality between congruent segments is generally of this character.The Concept of Nature | Alfred North Whitehead
British Dictionary definitions for congruent
agreeing; corresponding; congruous
having identical shapes so that all parts correspond: congruent triangles Compare similar (def. 2)
of or concerning two integers related by a congruence
- congruently, adverb
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Scientific definitions for congruent
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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