from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Corresponding; congruous.
- adj. Mathematics Coinciding exactly when superimposed: congruent triangles.
- adj. Mathematics 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Corresponding in character.
- adj. harmonious
- adj. Having a difference divisible by a modulus.
- adj. Coinciding exactly when superimposed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Possessing congruity; suitable; agreeing; corresponding.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Harmoniously joined or related; agreeing; corresponding; appropriate.
- In mathematics, in the relation of congruence: thus, one number is said to be congruent to another relatively to a third, called the modulus, when the first two numbers on being divided by the modulus give the same remainder.
- In logic, predicable of the same subject, as terms, or true of the same state of things, as propositions.
- Tn grammar, accordant; agreeing.
- In geometry, identical in shape and size.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. coinciding when superimposed
- adj. corresponding in character or kind
Middle English, from Latin congruēns, congruent-, present participle of congruere, to agree.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English, from Latin congruēns, present active participle of congruō ("meet together, agree"). (Wiktionary)