Definition of congruent in English:



  • 1In agreement or harmony:

    ‘the rules may not be congruent with the requirements of the law’
    ‘institutional and departmental objectives are very largely congruent’
    • ‘Oftentimes, achieving a major goal eludes us because we want to make huge leaps from reality to the dream without making our lives congruent with the main goal we set for ourselves.’
    • ‘Classical mechanics for example is (so far as I know) internally consistent, but is not at all points congruent with reality.’
    • ‘In addition, we may find ourselves in accord with the many education reformers who point out that such programs are more congruent with adult learning theory programs.’
    • ‘We will never ignore the president's request, which also is congruent with our objectives and with our goals.’
    • ‘His position was indeed congruent with a differentiated conception of knowledge that constituted a core element in his modernist thought.’
    • ‘Since escapist fantasy isn't always congruent with second-home-owner reality, we checked in with the experts for tips on buying smart.’
    • ‘The term that everybody's concept would most like to be paired against, medical model, is not congruent with a pathological orientation.’
    • ‘Are our actions congruent with protecting people?’
    • ‘So the outcome is proportionate and congruent with international principles of self-defense.’
    • ‘Rather than leave a blank I have hazarded a reading congruent with the other Indian terms (rupee, nabob) in the text.’
    • ‘‘Sport is a vital part of Service life and the personal qualities it develops are congruent with the qualities we expect in our people,’ he said.’
    • ‘They will not try to make every movement congruent with their own attachment to capitalist democracy.’
    • ‘No significant change occurs unless the new form is congruent with the old.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘If they did, they might elect someone not congruent with American interests.’
    • ‘Therefore, a good society is, to some degree, one that allows people to succeed in various endeavors congruent with their individual and collective values.’
    • ‘A business goal - expanding the appeal of computer games to women - is presented as one quite congruent with a moral one.’
    • ‘Professional role expectations are not congruent with the feminine role expectations, as a result women with a demanding job, face role overload and conflict.’
    • ‘I don't find a lot of it to be congruent with my own perception of the situation.’
    • ‘The instructional mode of two teachers was congruent with their personal view of learning, while the third showed congruence only when teaching one subject area.’
    consistent, reconcilable, consonant, congruous, congruent, fitting
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  • 2Geometry
    (of figures) identical in form; coinciding exactly when superimposed.

    • ‘Four congruent sides lie on two parallel lines, and pairs of these sides define parallelograms of equal area.’
    • ‘This implies that the marked quadrilaterals (and so, by symmetry, all the quadrilaterals) are congruent.’
    • ‘Use just one cut - or draw a line - and divide this white shape into two identical, congruent, parts.’
    • ‘The reason is that one can divide the larger square into nine congruent copies of the smaller one’
    • ‘Each vertex triangle in the new hexagon is either congruent to one in the original hexagon or has the same base and height.’
    matching, identical, alike, duplicate, carbon-copy, twin, paired, coupled, double, indistinguishable, interchangeable, corresponding, equivalent, parallel, like, like peas in a pod, like two peas in a pod, comparable, similar, correlative, congruent, tallying, agreeing, concordant, consonant
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Late Middle English: from Latin congruent- agreeing, meeting together, from the verb congruere, from con- together + ruere fall or rush.