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congruent

[ kong-groo-uhnt, kuhn-groo-, kuhng- ]
/ ˈkɒŋ gru ənt, kənˈgru-, kəŋ- /
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adjective
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.
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Origin of congruent

First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English, from Latin congruent- (stem of congruēns, present participle of congruere “to come together, fit in, agree”), equivalent to con- prefix meaning “together” + -gru- base of uncertain meaning (attested only in this verb and ingruere “to fall upon”) + -ent- participle ending; see con-, -ent

OTHER WORDS FROM congruent

con·gru·ent·ly, adverbnon·con·gru·ent, adjectivenon·con·gru·ent·ly, adverb

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH congruent

congruous, congruent
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British Dictionary definitions for congruent

congruent
/ (ˈkɒŋɡrʊənt) /

adjective
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

Derived forms of congruent

congruently, adverb

Word Origin for congruent

C15: from Latin congruere to meet together, agree
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Scientific definitions for congruent

congruent
[ kŏnggrōō-ənt, kən-grōōənt ]

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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