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Definition of "congruent" [con•gru•ent]

  • Corresponding; congruous. (adjective)
  • Mathematics Coinciding exactly when superimposed: congruent triangles. (adjective)
  • Mathematics 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. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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