# Meaning of “congruent” in the English Dictionary

## "congruent" in English

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uk /ˈkɒŋ.ɡru.ənt/ us /ˈkɑːŋ.ɡru.ənt/

similar to or in agreement with something, so that the two things can both exist or can be combined without problems:

Our goals are congruent; there is no conflict.
We need the freedom to direct funds in a way that is congruent with local priorities.

specialized mathematics used to refer to a shape in mathematics that has the same shape and size as another:

congruent triangles

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congruence
noun [ C or U ] uk /ˈkɒŋ.ɡru.əns/ us /ˈkɑːŋ.ɡru.əns/ also congruency, /ˈkɒŋ.ɡru.əns.i/ /ˈkɑːŋ.ɡru.əns.i/

the congruence of the two systems
a congruency of values
congruently

(Definition of “congruent” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

## "congruent" in American English

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/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 © Cambridge University Press)

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