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

› geometry having the same size and shape, or matching in size and shape: congruent figuresCongruent 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

in Spanish | congruente… |

in French | congruent… |

in German | übereinstimmend… |

in Chinese (Traditional) | （數學圖形）全等的… |

in Chinese (Simplified) | （数学图形）全等的… |

(Definition of congruent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary
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