Congruence definition

kŏnggro͝o-əns, kən-gro͝o-
The state or quality of being in agreement; correspondence; harmony.
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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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Agreement, harmony, conformity, or correspondence.
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An instance of this.
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(math.) The relation between two integers each of which, when divided by a third (called the modulus), leaves the same remainder.
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The property of having the same measure.
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The quality of agreeing or corresponding; being suitable and appropriate.
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The state of being congruent.
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A statement that two quantities are congruent.
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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.
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(mathematics, number theory) A relation between two numbers indicating they give the same remainder when divided by some given number.
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(mathematics, geometry) Being isometric — roughly, the same size and shape.
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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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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
congruence
Plural:
congruences

Origin of congruence

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

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