Definition of congruent in English:

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Pronunciation: /kənˈɡro͞oənt/
Pronunciation: /ˈkäNGɡro͞oənt/


1In agreement or harmony: institutional and departmental objectives are largely congruent the rules may not be congruent with the requirements of the law
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  • Next, you want to get very specific about what you're going to market on your webpage and make sure that it's congruent with our next step.
  • Therefore, a good society is, to some degree, one that allows people to succeed in various endeavors congruent with their individual and collective values.
  • Since escapist fantasy isn't always congruent with second-home-owner reality, we checked in with the experts for tips on buying smart.
2 Geometry (Of figures) identical in form; coinciding exactly when superimposed.
Example sentences
  • Use just one cut - or draw a line - and divide this white shape into two identical, congruent, parts.
  • This implies that the marked quadrilaterals (and so, by symmetry, all the quadrilaterals) are congruent.
  • The reason is that one can divide the larger square into nine congruent copies of the smaller one



Example sentences
  • First, when people sense that they are perceived congruently, they can rest assured that their self-views - which are the lenses through which they perceive reality - are correct.
  • Moreover, agreement among group members on the value of particular characteristics may add to the benefits of congruently perceiving people's standing on those characteristics.
  • It has seemed to me that there are realities that tend to emerge congruently and consistently as Whites and minorities work with and relate to each other.


Late Middle English: from Latin congruent- 'agreeing, meeting together', from the verb congruere, from con- 'together' + ruere 'fall or rush'.

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Syllabification: con·gru·ent

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