congruity

[ kuh n-groo-i-tee, kon-, kuh ng-, kong- ]
/ kənˈgru ɪ ti, kɒn-, kəŋ-, kɒŋ- /

noun, plural con·gru·i·ties.

the state or quality of being congruous; harmony; appropriateness: a congruity of ideas.
the state or quality of being geometrically congruent.
a point of agreement.
Scholasticism. merit bestowed as a divine gift rather than earned.

Nearby words

  1. congreve, william,
  2. congruence,
  3. congruency,
  4. congruent,
  5. congruently,
  6. congruous,
  7. congruous hemianopsia,
  8. congruously,
  9. congé,
  10. conic

Compare condignity.

Origin of congruity

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

Related formsnon·con·gru·i·ty, noun, plural non·con·gru·i·ties.

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Word Origin and History for congruity

congruity

n.

late 14c., from Old French congruité "relevance, appropriateness," from Late Latin congruitatem (nominative congruens) "agreement," from congruus (see congruent).

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