congruity

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n congruity the quality of agreeing; being suitable and appropriate
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Congruity (Geom) Coincidence, as that of lines or figures laid over one another.
    • Congruity (Scholastic Theol) That, in an imperfectly good persons, which renders it suitable for God to bestow on him gifts of grace.
    • Congruity The state or quality of being congruous; the relation or agreement between things; fitness; harmony; correspondence; consistency. "With what congruity doth the church of Rome deny that her enemies do at all appertain to the church of Christ?""A whole sentence may fail of its congruity by wanting one particle."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n congruity The state or quality of being congruous; agreement between things; harmony of relation; fitness; pertinence; consistency; appropriateness.
    • n congruity In scholastic theology, the performance of good actions, which is supposed to render it meet and equitable that God should confer grace on those who perform them. See condignity, 2.
    • n congruity In geometry, equality; capacity of being superposed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Congruity agreement between things: consistency: fitness
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. congruit,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. congruĕre, to run together.

Usage

In literature:

The text brings out very clearly the continuity and congruity between the life on earth and the life in heaven.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
They formed a land which the Dane was, by a kind of congruity, called on to make his own.
"Sketches of Travel in Normandy and Maine" by Edward A. Freeman
In fact, there is a kind of congruity and method even in fooling.
"The Sense of Beauty" by George Santayana
The modern critic, with a philosophic bias, is inclined to quarrel with the obvious human congruity of Shakespeare's utterances.
"Visions and Revisions" by John Cowper Powys
Leisure first, and after leisure a certain pleasant congruity of background.
"Suspended Judgments" by John Cowper Powys
But their diversity only made the congruity of the tale they had to tell more striking.
"The Big Bow Mystery" by I. Zangwill
In congruity with these divergent views and sentiments was the reading of the war's vicissitudes in the various belligerent countries.
"England and Germany" by Emile Joseph Dillon
He thought there was but little congruity between the Ideal and the Real of womanhood.
"Life of John Keats" by William Michael Rossetti
Again, we judge of what is probable or improbable, credible or incredible, mainly by its congruity with our previous belief.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I" by Marcus Dods
For the purpose of effect he adapted proportions, realizing that perfect congruity and reality are irreconcilable.
"Aubrey Beardsley" by Robert Ross
Here there is that cunning display of congruity between the old dog and the Doctor which the wit is so adroit in evolving.
"The Vagabond in Literature" by Arthur Rickett
There was a fitness of congruity in putting the head of the old, thrifty economist, on the one cent stamp.
"History of the Postage Stamps of the United States of America" by John Kerr Tiffany
The object of thinking is to introduce congruity between the two.
"How We Think" by John Dewey
This interpretative power of thought or congruity with reality is translated by metaphysical logic into identity.
"International Congress of Arts and Science, Volume I" by Various
But it's their fatal and obvious congruity with one another that makes their juxtaposition so ridiculous.
"The Beckoning Hand and Other Stories" by Grant Allen
Moral as well as physical evil is the result of a want of congruity between the faculties and their sphere of action.
"A Review of the Systems of Ethics Founded on the Theory of Evolution" by C. M. Williams
This continuity, congruity, or coherence of the group, is of an immaterial character.
"The Place of Science in Modern Civilisation and Other Essays" by Thorstein Veblen
That the congruity here pointed out should hold in every case must not be expected.
"Illustrations of Universal Progress" by Herbert Spencer
For they have an internal harmony and congruity.
"Expositor's Bible: The Epistles of St. John" by William Alexander
Persons who bind their books will not always be bound themselves, either by law of congruity or convenience.
"Notes and Queries, Vol. V, Number 125, March 20, 1852" by Various
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In news:

Downtown 'Diner' lacks congruity, class.
Downtown 'Diner' lacks congruity , class.
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In science:

The congruity of estimated values of the scale parameter ΛQCD testifies that the analytic invariant charge substantially incorporates, in a consistent way, both perturbative and intrinsically nonperturbative aspects of Quantum Chromodynamics.
Analytic Invariant Charge in QCD
Hence, the congruity of the estimations of this parameter, obtained for different strong interaction processes, would imply the quantitative consistency of the developed model (see also papers 47, 48, 85 and references therein).
Analytic Invariant Charge in QCD
The congruity of the estimated values of the parameter ΛQCD testifies to the self–consistency of the approach developed.
Analytic Invariant Charge in QCD
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