Definitions

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

  • adjective Corresponding in character or kind; appropriate or harmonious.
  • adjective Mathematics Congruent.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

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

  • adjective Suitable or concordant; accordant; fit; harmonious; correspondent; consistent.

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  • adjective Corresponding in character.
  • adjective Harmonious.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective corresponding in character or kind
  • adjective suitable or appropriate together

Etymologies

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

[From Latin congruus, from congruere, to agree.]

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Middle English, from Latin congruus, from congruō ("I coincide with; I agree").

Examples

  • Christ here by a name congruous to the thoughts which occupy his mind, when he speaks of Him that loved us.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)

  • 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.

    Condign and Congruous Merit

  • 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.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • 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 Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • No doubt it would be more reasonable and more "congruous" that Bacon's book should suggest Bacon.

    De Libris: Prose and Verse

  • 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.

    Michael Mungai: The Bait of Christian Fundamentalism in Africa

  • 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.

    Michael Mungai: The Bait of Christian Fundamentalism in Africa

  • 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.

    Michael Mungai: The Bait of Christian Fundamentalism in Africa

  • 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.

    Michael Mungai: The Bait of Christian Fundamentalism in Africa

  • 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.

    Michael Mungai: The Bait of Christian Fundamentalism in Africa

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