• Congruence


    Middle English, from Latin congruentia ("agreement"), from congruēns, present active participle of congruō ("meet together, agree").

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    (plural congruences)
    1. The quality of agreeing or corresponding; being suitable and appropriate.
    2. (mathematics, number theory) a relation between two numbers indicating they give the same remainder when divided by some given number
    3. (mathematics, geometry) being isometric — roughly, the same size and shape
    4. (algebra) more generally: any equivalence relation defined on an algebraic structure which is preserved by operation defined by the structure

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