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congruence

[kong-groo-uh ns, kuh n-groo-, kuh ng-]
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noun
  1. the quality or state of agreeing or corresponding.
  2. Mathematics. a relation between two numbers indicating that the numbers give the same remainder when divided by some given number.Compare residue(def 4b).
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Origin of congruence

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin congruentia, derivative of congruent- congruent; see -ence
Related formsnon·con·gru·ence, noun
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  • Any increase in the minimum gives a diminished maximum and non-congruence of the secondary characters.

    Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6)

    Havelock Ellis


British Dictionary definitions for non-congruence

congruence

congruency (ˈkɒŋɡrʊənsɪ)

noun
  1. the quality or state of corresponding, agreeing, or being congruent
  2. maths the relationship between two integers, x and y, such that their difference, with respect to another positive integer called the modulus, n, is a multiple of the modulus. Usually written xy (mod n), as in 2511 (mod 7)
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Word Origin and History for non-congruence

congruence

n.

mid-15c., from Latin congruentia "agreement, harmony, congruity," from congruentem (nominative congruens), present participle of congruere "to come together" (see congruent). Related: Congruency.

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