[kong-groo-uh nt, kuh n-groo-, kuh ng-] /ˈkɒŋ gru ənt, kənˈgru-, kəŋ-/
agreeing; accordant; congruous.
Mathematics. of or relating to two numbers related by a .
Geometry. coinciding at all points when superimposed:
agreeing; corresponding; congruous
having identical shapes so that all parts correspond: congruent triangles Compare similar (sense 2)
of or concerning two integers related by a congruence
early 15c., “suitable, proper,” from Latin congruentem (nominative congruens) “agreeing, fit, suitable,” present participle of congruere, literally “to come together, agree, correspond with,” from com- “with” (see com-) + a lost verb *gruere, *ruere “fall, rush,” perhaps from PIE *ghrei- “to rub, grind” (see chrism). Geometry sense attested by 1706.
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.
[kong-groo-uh s] /ˈkɒŋ gru əs/ adjective 1. exhibiting harmony of parts. 2. appropriate or fitting. /ˈkɒŋɡrʊəs/ adjective 1. corresponding or agreeing 2. suitable; appropriate adj. c.1600, from Latin stem congru- (see congruent) + -ous.
[kon-juh-guh l] /ˈkɒn dʒə gəl/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of marriage: conjugal vows. 2. pertaining to the relation between marriage partners. /ˈkɒndʒʊɡəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to marriage or the relationship between husband and wife: conjugal rights adj. 1540s, from Middle French conjugal (13c.), from Latin coniugalis “relating to marriage,” from […]
[verb kon-juh-geyt; adjective, noun kon-juh-git, -geyt] /verb ˈkɒn dʒəˌgeɪt; adjective, noun ˈkɒn dʒə gɪt, -ˌgeɪt/ verb (used with object), conjugated, conjugating. 1. Grammar. 2. to join together, especially in marriage. verb (used without object), conjugated, conjugating. 3. Biology. to unite; to undergo . 4. Grammar. to be characterized by conjugation: The Latin verb esse does […]
- Nonconjugative plasmid
nonconjugative plasmid non·con·ju·ga·tive plasmid (nŏn-kŏn’jə-gā’tĭv) n. A plasmid that cannot move to another bacterium during conjugation but requires mediation by a conjugative plasmid.