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incongruent

[ in-kong-groo-uh nt, in-kuh n-groo-, -kuh ng- ]
/ ɪnˈkɒŋ gru ənt, ˌɪn kənˈgru-, -kəŋ- /
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adjective

not congruent.

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inconducive, inconel, inconformity, incongruence, incongruency, incongruent, incongruity, incongruous, inconnu, inconscient, inconsecutive

Origin of incongruent

1525–35; < Latin incongruent- (stem of incongruēns) inconsistent. See in-3, congruent
Related formsin·con·gru·ence, nounin·con·gru·ent·ly, adverb
Can be confusedcongruous congruent incongruous incongruent
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Word Origin and History for in-congruent

incongruent


adj.

mid-15c., from Latin incongruentem (nominative incongruens), from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + congruens (see congruent). Related: Incongruently.

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