congruous

[ kong-groo-uh s ]
/ ˈkɒŋ gru əs /

adjective

exhibiting harmony of parts.
appropriate or fitting.

Nearby words

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

Origin of congruous

1590–1600; < Latin congruus, equivalent to con- con- + gru- (see congruent) + -us -ous

Related forms
Can be confusedcongruous congruent incongruous incongruent

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British Dictionary definitions for congruous

congruous

/ (ˈkɒŋɡrʊəs) /

adjective

corresponding or agreeing
suitable; appropriate
Derived Formscongruity (kənˈɡruːɪtɪ) or congruousness, nouncongruously, adverb

Word Origin for congruous

C16: from Latin congruus suitable, harmonious; see congruent

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Word Origin and History for congruous

congruous

adj.

c.1600, from Latin stem congru- (see congruent) + -ous.

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