- 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
Related Words for congruentcompatible, conforming, consistent, corresponding, identical, coinciding, concurring
Examples from the Web for congruent
Contemporary Examples of congruent
That solution is not congruent with the Cato Institute philosophy.Defend Capitalism?
July 18, 2012
Historical Examples of congruent
Congruent people are well integrated, no longer in need of "masks."When You Don't Know Where to Turn
Steven 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 Conduct
They are not congruent and can never be in the actualized universe.The Mystery of Space
Robert T. Browne
Chief among these are the words "equal," "congruent," and "equivalent."The Teaching of Geometry
David Eugene Smith
- 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
Word Origin 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.
- 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.