Definitions and Examples of parallel, congruent, corresponding
Learn when and how to use these words with these examples!
Two or more lines that are always the same distance apart and never meet.
The train tracks run parallel to each other.
Two or more shapes or objects that have the same size and shape.
The two triangles are congruent.
Two or more things that match or are related in some way.
The keys on the keyboard have corresponding letters on the screen.
Key Differences: parallel vs congruent vs corresponding
- 1Parallel describes lines that never meet, congruent describes shapes that have the same size and shape, and corresponding describes things that match or are related in some way.
Effective Usage of parallel, congruent, corresponding
- 1Mathematics: Use parallel and congruent to describe relationships between lines and shapes.
- 2Geometry: Use congruent to describe congruent angles, sides, and shapes.
- 3Communication: Use corresponding to describe matching or related items in a list or table.
The antonyms of nonparallel are parallel, congruent, and corresponding. These words describe the relationship between lines, shapes, or objects. Use these words in mathematics, geometry, and communication to describe relationships between lines, shapes, and objects.