congruence

congruence [käŋ′gro͞o əns, kän′gro͞o əns; kən gro͞o′əns]
n.
[ME < L congruentia: see CONGRUENT]
1. the state or quality of being in agreement; correspondence; harmony
2. Geom. the property of a plane or solid figure whereby it coincides with another plane or solid figure after it is moved, rotated, or flipped over
3. Math. the relation between two integers each of which, when divided by a third (called the modulus), leaves the same remainder: Also congruency

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  • Congruence — is the state achieved by coming together, the state of agreement. The Latin congruō meaning “I meet together, I agree”. As an abstract term, congruence means similarity between objects. Congruence, as opposed to equivalence or approximation, is a …   Wikipedia

  • congruence — [ kɔ̃gryɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1771; « convenance » XVe; de congru 1 ♦ Math. Égalité de figures géométriques (dites congruentes). ⇒ énantiomorphe. Congruence de droites : famille de droites à deux paramètres. Congruence sur un ensemble E muni d une loi de …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Congruence — Con gru*ence, n. [L. congruentia: cf. OF. cornguence.] Suitableness of one thing to another; agreement; consistency. Holland. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • congruence — I noun accord, accordance, acquiescence, adjustment, affinity, agreement, coherence, coincidence, common feature, compatibility, compliance, concert, concordance, conformance, conformity, congeniality, congruity, consensus, consistency,… …   Law dictionary

  • congruence — mid 15c., from L. congruentia agreement, harmony, congruity, from congruentem (nom. congruens), prp. of congruere to come together (see CONGRUENT (Cf. congruent)). Related: Congruency …   Etymology dictionary

  • Congruence — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Derrière le terme de congruence se cachent des notions semblables mais de niveaux d abstraction différents. Historiquement, la notion de congruence sur… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • congruence — n. (formal or technical) congruence with * * * [ kɒŋgrʊəns] (formal or technical) congruence with …   Combinatory dictionary

  • congruence — [[t]kɒ̱ŋgruəns[/t]] N UNCOUNT: also a N, usu N between pl n Congruence is when two things are similar or fit together well. [FORMAL] ...a necessary congruence between political, cultural and economic forces …   English dictionary

  • congruence — kongruencija statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. congruence vok. Kongruenz, f rus. конгруэнция, f pranc. congruence, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • congruence — palyginimas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. comparison; congruence; equality matching; matching vok. Gegenüberstellung, f; Kongruenz, f; Vergleich, m rus. сопоставление, n; сравнение, n pranc. comparaison, f …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

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