[ kong-groo-uhnt, kuhn-groo-, kuhng- ]
/ ˈkɒŋ gru ənt, kənˈgru-, kəŋ- /
agreeing; accordant; congruous.
Mathematics. of or relating to two numbers related by a congruence.
Geometry. coinciding at all points when superimposed: congruent triangles.
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Origin of congruent
OTHER WORDS FROM congruentcon·gru·ent·ly, adverbnon·con·gru·ent, adjectivenon·con·gru·ent·ly, adverb
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH congruentcongruous, congruent .
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British Dictionary definitions for congruent
/ (ˈkɒŋɡrʊənt) /
agreeing; corresponding; congruous
having identical shapes so that all parts correspondcongruent triangles Compare similar (def. 2)
of or concerning two integers related by a congruence
Derived forms of congruentcongruently, adverb
Word Origin for congruent
C15: from Latin congruere to meet together, agree
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Scientific definitions for congruent
[ kŏng′grōō-ənt, kən-grōō′ənt ]
Relating to geometric figures that have the same size and shape. Two triangles are congruent, for example, if their sides are of the same length and their internal angles are of the same measure.
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