When two studies prove the same results, this is an example of congruence.
- the state or quality of being in agreement; correspondence; harmony
- 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 congruenceMiddle English from Classical Latin congruentia: see congruent
- 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.
- 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
Middle English, from Latin congruentia (“agreement”), from congruēns, present active participle of congruō (“meet together, agree”).