adjective
The definition of congruent is something that agrees with or is in harmony with another.
An example of congruent is two people sharing a similar opinion about something.
congruent
- in agreement; corresponding; harmonious
- Geom.
- of figures, having identical shape and size
- having the same measure: said as of two lines or two angles
- Math. in congruence: congruent numbers
Origin of congruent
Middle English from Classical Latin congruens, present participle of congruere, to come together, correspond, agree from com-, with + an unverified form gruere, ruere, to fall: see ruincongruent
adjective
- Corresponding; congruous.
- Mathematics a. Coinciding exactly when superimposed: congruent triangles.b. Of or relating to two numbers that have the same remainder when divided by a third number. For example, 11 and 26 are congruent when the modulus is 5.
Origin of congruent
Middle English from Latin congruēns congruent- present participle of congruere to agreeRelated Forms:
- con′gru·ent·ly
adverb
congruent
Adjective
(comparative more congruent, superlative most congruent)
- Corresponding in character.
- harmonious
- (mathematics) Having a difference divisible by a modulus.
- (mathematics) Coinciding exactly when superimposed.
- (algebra) Satisfying a congruence relation.
Usage notes
- In mathematics, this adjective can be used in phrases like "A and B are congruent", "A is congruent to B", and, less commonly, "A is congruent with B".
Origin
Middle English, from Latin congruēns, present active participle of congruō (“meet together, agree”).