# 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.

• Congruencies

[kong-groo-uh n-see, kuh n-groo-, kuh ng-] /ˈkɒŋ gru ən si, kənˈgru-, kəŋ-/ noun, plural congruencies. 1. .

• Congruency

[kong-groo-uh n-see, kuh n-groo-, kuh ng-] /ˈkɒŋ gru ən si, kənˈgru-, kəŋ-/ noun, plural congruencies. 1. .

• Congruent

[kong-groo-uh nt, kuh n-groo-, kuh ng-] /ˈkɒŋ gru ənt, kənˈgru-, kəŋ-/ adjective 1. agreeing; accordant; congruous. 2. Mathematics. of or relating to two numbers related by a . 3. Geometry. coinciding at all points when superimposed: congruent triangles. /ˈkɒŋɡrʊənt/ adjective 1. agreeing; corresponding; congruous 2. having identical shapes so that all parts correspond: congruent triangles […]

• Congruently

[kong-groo-uh nt, kuh n-groo-, kuh ng-] /ˈkɒŋ gru ənt, kənˈgru-, kəŋ-/ adjective 1. agreeing; accordant; congruous. 2. Mathematics. of or relating to two numbers related by a . 3. Geometry. coinciding at all points when superimposed: congruent triangles. /ˈkɒŋɡrʊənt/ adjective 1. agreeing; corresponding; congruous 2. having identical shapes so that all parts correspond: congruent triangles […]

• Congruity

[kuh n-groo-i-tee, kon-, kuh ng-, kong-] /kənˈgru ɪ ti, kɒn-, kəŋ-, kɒŋ-/ noun, plural congruities. 1. the state or quality of being ; harmony; appropriateness: a congruity of ideas. 2. the state or quality of being geometrically congruent. 3. a point of agreement. 4. Scholasticism. merit bestowed as a divine gift rather than earned. n. […]

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