• WordNet 3.6
    • n congruence the quality of agreeing; being suitable and appropriate
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Congruence Suitableness of one thing to another; agreement; consistency.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n congruence Suitableness or appropriateness of one thing to another; agreement; consistency. Also congruency.
    • n congruence Tn mathematics, a relation between three numbers such that the difference between two of them, which are said to be congruent, is divisible by the third, which is called the modulus. The following example shows the mode of writing a congruence: x − 1 ≡ (x − 1)(x − 2)(x − 3)(x − 4)(x − 5)(x − 6) (mod. 7), which means that any integer being substituted for x, the remainders of the quantities on the two sides of the sign ≡ after division by 7 are equal. See congruency.
    • n congruence In grammar, concord; agreement.
    • n congruence Same as congruency, 2.
    • n congruence In geometry, identity in shape and size. Its symbol is ≡.
    • n congruence In line geometry, a set of ∞ lines, such that any two given conditions determine a definite finite number of lines of the set.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Congruence agreement: suitableness
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. congruentia,: cf. OF. cornguence,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. congruĕre, to run together.


In literature:

To wryte orthographicallie ther are to be considered the symbol, the thing symbolized, and their congruence.
"Of the Orthographie and Congruitie of the Britan Tongue" by Alexander Hume
Congruence depends on motion, and thereby is generated the connexion between spatial congruence and temporal congruence.
"The Concept of Nature" by Alfred North Whitehead
Therefore of a congruence From hence thou must have my heart and obedience.
"Everyman and Other Old Religious Plays, with an Introduction" by Anonymous
And you, Charles, let me hope your feelings are in solemn congruence with this momentous step.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XV" by Robert Louis Stevenson
It follows that all lines in which corresponding planes in two projective pencils meet form a congruence.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 6" by Various
This is the reason for placing it by itself, followed by the congruence theorems.
"The Teaching of Geometry" by David Eugene Smith
The totality of the motions which bring a given solid to congruence with itself again constitutes a subgroup of the group of motions.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 6" by Various

In poetry:

might fairly achieve
it. As for butterflies, I can hardly conceive
of one's attending upon you, but to question
the congruence of the complement is vain, if it exists.
"To a Steam Roller" by Marianne Moore

In science:

We define abelian extensions of algebras in congruence-modular varieties.
Abelian extensions of algebras in congruence-modular varieties
We have shown that these groups are isomorphic for V congruence-modular, but will not give the proof in this paper as it is quite tedious.
Abelian extensions of algebras in congruence-modular varieties
The kernel congruence of a homomorphism f will be denoted by ker f .
Abelian extensions of algebras in congruence-modular varieties
We denote the greatest and least congruences of A by ⊤A and ⊥A , and the identity homomorphism of A by 1A .
Abelian extensions of algebras in congruence-modular varieties
The commutator of two congruences α, β ∈ Con A is denoted by [α, β ]. A congruence α is said to be abelian if [α, α] = ⊥A .
Abelian extensions of algebras in congruence-modular varieties