American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Corresponding in character or kind; appropriate or harmonious.
- adj. Mathematics Congruent.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Accordantly joined or related; harmonious; well adapted; appropriate; meet; fit; consistent.
- In mathematics, characterized by congruence: applied to two quantities the difference between which is divisible without remainder by a third. See congruence, 2.
- In geometry, having congruity.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Suitable or concordant; accordant; fit; harmonious; correspondent; consistent.
- adj. corresponding in character or kind
- adj. suitable or appropriate together
- Middle English, from Latin congruus, from congruō ("I coincide with; I agree"). (Wiktionary)
- From Latin congruus, from congruere, to agree. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Christ here by a name congruous to the thoughts which occupy his mind, when he speaks of Him that loved us.”
“Nonadequate merit, more commonly called congruous merit, is merit in a weaker sense of the term; it merely requires that conditions be set up so that if you do a given thing you get a reward.”
“Congruism is the term by which theologians denote a theory according to which the efficacy of efficacious grace (see GRACE) is due, at least in part, to the fact that the grace is given in circumstances favourable to its operation, i.e. "congruous" in that sense.”
“The pope further states that, since Benedictine Oblates cannot, at the same time, be tertiaries of the Franciscan or any other order, it is "congruous" that they should have peculiar privileges.”
“No doubt it would be more reasonable and more "congruous" that Bacon's book should suggest Bacon.”
“The Pope's view are congruous to the Catholic Church's position when matters involving human sexuality are concerned, and the Church's opposition to the use of contraception has elicited a correlation of large families and lower life expectancy in the world's poorest continent.”
“Furthermore where clients have been removed counsellors might brain charge with them to try what amicable groups, organizations as great as activities clubs they might wish to stick upon to benefit formation in to the tellurian network that is congruous with their personal mental ecology.”
“In a world like ours, every living creature that attains sensibility welcomes order with a response of harmonious feeling whenever it finds a congruous order about it.”
“Some script lines were added so that characters could note the incongruity of his changing face, but it is never much explained, nor does it really matter -- the rest of the plot is insane enough for it to seem perfectly congruous.”
“Clearly, although the goals of the students and the lives of the migrants are potentially congruous, the migrants, despite their potential force for change in Chinese society, are a group that has been ignored and will themselves likely ignore efforts made towards political liberalization.”
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