Definition of congruent in English:

congruent

Line breaks: con|gru¦ent
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒŋgrʊənt
 
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adjective

  • 1In agreement or harmony: the rules may not be congruent with the requirements of the law institutional and departmental objectives are very largely congruent
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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.
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    • 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

Derivatives

congruently

adverb
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  • 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.

Origin

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

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