congruence
EnglishEdit
EtymologyEdit
Middle English, from Latin congruentia (“agreement”), from congruēns, present active participle of congruō (“meet together, agree”).
NounEdit
congruence (plural congruences)
 The quality of agreeing or corresponding; being suitable and appropriate.
 (mathematics, number theory) A relation between two numbers indicating they give the same remainder when divided by some given number.
 (mathematics, geometry) The quality of being isometric — roughly, the same size and shape.
 (algebra) More generally: any equivalence relation defined on an algebraic structure which is preserved by operations defined by the structure.
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the quality of agreeing or corresponding


number theory, relation indicating two numbers give the same remainder when divided by some number


geometry, quality of being roughly the same size and shape

equivalence relation preserved by operations
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FrenchEdit
EtymologyEdit
From Latin congruentia (“agreement”), from congruēns, present active participle of congruō (“meet together, agree”).
NounEdit
congruence f (plural congruences)
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External linksEdit
 “congruence” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).