Congruent figures
Congruent Con"gru*ent, a. [L. congruens, p. pr. of congruere: cf. F. congruent.] Possessing congruity; suitable; agreeing; corresponding. [1913 Webster]

The congruent and harmonious fitting of parts in a sentence. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

{Congruent figures} (Geom.), concurring figures. [1913 Webster]


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  • Congruent — Con gru*ent, a. [L. congruens, p. pr. of congruere: cf. F. congruent.] Possessing congruity; suitable; agreeing; corresponding. [1913 Webster] The congruent and harmonious fitting of parts in a sentence. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] {Congruent… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • congruent — congruent, ente [ kɔ̃gryɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • v. 1510; lat. congruens, p. prés. de congruere → congru 1 ♦ Qui convient, qui s applique bien. ⇒ adéquat. Idée congruente à la situation. 2 ♦ (1771) Math. Figures congruentes, égales (⇒ congruence) . ●… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • congruent — [käŋ′gro͞oənt, kän′gro͞oənt] adj. [ME < L congruens, prp. of congruere, to come together, correspond, agree < com , with + * gruere, ruere, to fall: see RUIN] 1. in agreement; corresponding; harmonious 2. Geom. of figures, having identical… …   English World dictionary

  • congruent — ► ADJECTIVE 1) in agreement or harmony. 2) Geometry (of figures) identical in form. DERIVATIVES congruence noun. ORIGIN from Latin congruere agree, meet together …   English terms dictionary

  • congruent — con•gru•ent [[t]ˈkɒŋ gru ənt, kənˈgru , kəŋ [/t]] adj. 1) agreeing; accordant; congruous 2) math. of or pertaining to two numbers related by a congruence 3) math. (of geometric figures) coinciding at all points when superimposed: congruent… …   From formal English to slang

  • congruent — [ kɒŋgrʊənt] adjective 1》 in agreement or harmony. 2》 Geometry (of figures) identical in form. Derivatives congruence noun congruency noun congruently adverb Origin ME: from L. congruent , congruere agre …   English new terms dictionary

  • Congruent — Congruence Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom …   Wikipédia en Français

  • congruent — adj. 1 (often foll. by with) suitable, agreeing. 2 Geom. (of figures) coinciding exactly when superimposed. Derivatives: congruently adv. Etymology: ME f. L congruere agree …   Useful english dictionary

  • Euclidean geometry — geometry based upon the postulates of Euclid, esp. the postulate that only one line may be drawn through a given point parallel to a given line. [1860 65] * * * Study of points, lines, angles, surfaces, and solids based on Euclid s axioms. Its… …   Universalium

  • Space (mathematics) — This article is about mathematical structures called spaces. For space as a geometric concept, see Euclidean space. For all other uses, see space (disambiguation). A hierarchy of mathematical spaces: The inner product induces a norm. The norm… …   Wikipedia

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