# Congruence

[kong-groo-uh ns, kuh n-groo-, kuh ng-] /ˈkɒŋ gru əns, kənˈgru-, kəŋ-/

**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 (def 4b).

/ˈkɒŋɡrʊəns/

**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 x ≡ y (mod n), as in 25 ≡ 11 (mod 7)

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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