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Definition of congruent adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    congruent

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈkɒŋɡruənt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːŋɡruənt//
     
     
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  1. 1(geometry) having the same size and shape congruent triangles
  2. 2congruent (with something) (formal) suitable for something; appropriate in a particular situation The measures are congruent with the changes in management policy.
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin congruent- ‘agreeing, meeting together’, from the verb congruere, from con- ‘together’ + ruere ‘fall or rush’.
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