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[ kuhn-groo-i-tee, kon-, kuhng-, kong- ]


, plural con·gru·i·ties.
  1. the state or quality of being congruous; harmony; appropriateness:

    a congruity of ideas.

  2. the state or quality of being geometrically congruent.
  3. a point of agreement.
  4. Scholasticism. merit bestowed as a divine gift rather than earned.

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Other Words From

  • noncon·grui·ty noun plural noncongruities

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Word History and Origins

Origin of congruity1

1350–1400; Middle English congruite < Middle French < Late Latin congruitāt- (stem of congruitās ), equivalent to Latin congru ( us ) congruous + -itāt- -ity

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Example Sentences

Scott knew little of Homer, but coincided in the Nestorian humour by mere congruity of genius.

There was a fitness of congruity in putting the head of the old, thrifty economist, on the one cent stamp.

It was a spot which returned upon the memory of those who loved it with an aspect of peculiar and kindly congruity.

It does, however, approximate congruity with these objects as nearly as possible.

The object of thinking is to introduce congruity between the two.


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