[ kuhn-groo-uhnt mel-ting, kong-groo-, kuhng- ]
/ kənˈgru ənt ˈmɛl tɪŋ, ˈkɒŋ gru-, kəŋ- /
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the melting of a solid compound in which the composition of the resultant liquid is the same as that of the solid.
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Compare incongruent melting.
Origin of congruent melting
First recorded in 1900–05
Words nearby congruent melting
congresswoman, Congreve, congruence, congruency, congruent, congruent melting, congruity, congruous, conic, conical pendulum, conicoid
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