from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Agreement, harmony, conformity, or correspondence.
- n. An instance of this: "What an extraordinary congruence of genius and era” ( Rita Rack).
- n. Mathematics The state of being congruent.
- n. Mathematics A statement that two quantities are congruent.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The quality of agreeing or corresponding; being suitable and appropriate.
- n. a relation between two numbers indicating they give the same remainder when divided by some given number
- n. being isometric — roughly, the same size and shape
- n. more generally: any equivalence relation defined on an algebraic structure which is preserved by operations defined by the structure
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Suitableness of one thing to another; agreement; consistency.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Suitableness or appropriateness of one thing to another; agreement; consistency. Also congruency.
- n. Tn mathematics, a relation between three numbers such that the difference between two of them, which are said to be congruent, is divisible by the third, which is called the modulus.
- n. In grammar, concord; agreement.
- n. Same as congruency, 2.
- n. In geometry, identity in shape and size. Its symbol is ≡.
- n. In line geometry, a set of ∞ lines, such that any two given conditions determine a definite finite number of lines of the set.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of agreeing; being suitable and appropriate
Middle English, from Latin congruentia ("agreement"), from congruēns, present active participle of congruō ("meet together, agree"). (Wiktionary)