congruent

[ kong-groo-uh nt, kuh n-groo-, kuh ng- ]SEE DEFINITION OF congruent
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Congruent people are well integrated, no longer in need of "masks."

Form of the outer shell not a sphere, but a regular octahedron, with eight congruent, equilateral triangular even faces.

Some objects when thought of are congruent to our existing state of activity.

They are not congruent and can never be in the actualized universe.

Chief among these are the words "equal," "congruent," and "equivalent."

It is rather a definition of "equal," or of "congruent," to take the modern term.

The transparency is then transferred and adjusted to the other enlargement, the curves of which should be seen to be congruent.

We therefore speak of congruent triangles and congruent parallelograms as being those that are superposable.

Congruent polygons are therefore necessarily equivalent, but equivalent polygons are not in general congruent.

There are dozens of measurements that can be made by simply constructing a triangle that shall be congruent to another triangle.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "suitable, proper," from Latin congruentem (nominative congruens) "agreeing, fit, suitable," present participle of congruere, literally "to come together, agree, correspond with," from com- "with" (see com-) + a lost verb *gruere, *ruere "fall, rush," perhaps from PIE *ghrei- "to rub, grind" (see chrism). Geometry sense attested by 1706.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CONGRUENT

agreeing

adjectivebe agreeable or suitable
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