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# congruent

## Definitions

### from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

• adjective Coinciding exactly when superimposed.
• adjective 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 The Century Dictionary.

• In geometry, identical in shape and size.
• 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.

### from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

• adjective Possessing congruity; suitable; agreeing; corresponding.

• adjective mathematics Having a difference divisible by a modulus.
• adjective mathematics Coinciding exactly when superimposed.

• adjective corresponding in character or kind

## Etymologies

### from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Latin congruēns, congruent-, present participle of congruere, to agree.]

Middle English, from Latin congruēns, present active participle of congruō ("meet together, agree").

## Examples

• Journey into yourself to discover who you are authentically, combining your unique gifts and expression in congruent forms and then reaching as many people as you can with it.

• Shapes are called congruent when they have the same shape and size.

• Shapes are called congruent when they have the same shape and size.

• Shapes are called congruent when they have the same shape and size.

• The task is easier when the arrow's direction is the same as the side on which it appears -- a so-called congruent stimulus.

• In a 1997 case, Justice Kennedy had written that congressional remedies had to be "congruent" and "proportional" to the rights at issue.

• First, sympathy does not necessarily require feeling any kind of congruent emotions on part of the observer, a detached recognition or representation that the other is in need or suffers might be sufficient.

Empathy Stueber, Karsten 2008

• To stack the odds in our favor we therefore need to take into account each one of the three methodologies and hopefully find them to be congruent, meaning that they all point in the same direction.

The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed Selwyn Gishen 2010

• Mr Duman, the Iraq analyst, said that the interests of Washington and Ankara in Baghdad were "congruent".

• The possible problem here is: "congruent" as interpreted by whom, exactly?