# Congruence meaning

The state or quality of being in agreement; correspondence; harmony.

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The relation between two integers each of which, when divided by a third (called the

*modulus*), leaves the same remainder.noun

The definition of congruence is agreement, compatibility or harmony.

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

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(algebra) More generally: any equivalence relation defined on an algebraic structure which is preserved by operations defined by the structure.

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### Origin of congruence

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