noun

The definition of congruence is agreement, compatibility or harmony.

When two studies prove the same results, this is an example of congruence.

## congruence

- the state or quality of being in agreement; correspondence; harmony
- Geom.
- the property of a plane or solid figure whereby it coincides with another plane or solid figure as after being moved, rotated, or flipped over
- the property of having the same measure: said as of two lines or two angles

- Math. the relation between two integers each of which, when divided by a third (called the
*modulus*), leaves the same remainder

Origin of congruence

Middle English from Classical Latin*congruentia:*see congruent

Also con′gru·ency

## congruence

noun

**a.**Agreement, harmony, conformity, or correspondence.**b.**An instance of this:*“What an extraordinary congruence of genius and era”*(*Rita Rack*)-
*Mathematics***a.**The state of being congruent.**b.**A statement that two quantities are congruent.

## congruence

Noun

(*plural* congruences)

- The quality of agreeing or corresponding; being suitable and appropriate.
- (mathematics, number theory) a relation between two numbers indicating they give the same remainder when divided by some given number
- (mathematics, geometry) being isometric — roughly, the same size and shape
- (algebra) more generally: any equivalence relation defined on an algebraic structure which is preserved by operations defined by the structure

Origin

Middle English, from Latin *congruentia* (“agreement”), from *congruēns*, present active participle of *congruō* (“meet together, agree”).