adjective /kənˈɡru·ənt, ˈkɑŋˌɡru·ənt/ (symbol ≅)

› geometry having the same size and shape, or matching in size and shape: congruent figures Congruent angles geometry › Congruent angles are angles that have the same degree measurement. Congruent circles geometry › Congruent circles are circles that have the same radius (= measurement from the center to the edge). Congruent polygons geometry › Congruent polygons are polygons (= flat shapes with three or more sides) in which the matching sides are the same length and the angles have the same degree measurements. Congruent segments geometry › Congruent segments are segments (= parts of a line) that are the same length. Congruent triangles geometry › Congruent triangles are triangles that match one of these conditions: all three sides have the same length; two sides and the included angle are the same; two angles and the included side are the same; or two angles and the side opposite one of them are the same as those parts of the other triangle.

congruence

noun [U] /kənˈɡru·əns, ˈkɑŋˌɡru·əns/ geometry

(Definition of congruent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary
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October 22, 2014

We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,