agreeing; accordant; congruous: His testimony was perfectly congruent with the content retrieved from the suspect’s phone.
Mathematics. of or relating to two numbers related by a congruence.
Geometry. (of figures) coinciding at all points when superimposed: congruent triangles.
Chemistry. (of a substance or compound) not undergoing a change in composition when undergoing a reaction, as with congruent melting.
- con·gru·ent·ly, adverb
- non·con·gru·ent, adjective
- non·con·gru·ent·ly, adverb
- congruous, congruent
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British Dictionary definitions for congruent
agreeing; corresponding; congruous
having identical shapes so that all parts correspond: congruent triangles Compare similar (def. 2)
of or concerning two integers related by a congruence
- congruently, adverb
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Scientific definitions for congruent
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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