congruent Definition

  • 1in agreement or harmony
  • 2having the same size and shape

Using congruent: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "congruent" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    His actions were congruent with his words.

  • Example

    The two triangles are congruent.

  • Example

    The results of the experiments were congruent with the hypothesis.

congruent Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for congruent

Phrases with congruent

  • congruent figures

    two figures that have the same size and shape


    The two triangles are congruent figures.

  • two angles that have the same degree measurement


    The two angles are congruent angles.

  • two sides of a polygon that have the same length


    The two sides are congruent sides.

Origins of congruent

from Latin 'congruere', meaning 'to agree'


Summary: congruent in Brief

The term 'congruent' [ˈkɒŋɡru(ə)nt] refers to agreement or harmony, as in 'His actions were congruent with his words.' It also means having the same size and shape, as in 'The two triangles are congruent.' The term extends into phrases like 'congruent figures,' 'congruent angles,' and 'congruent sides,' which denote identical geometric properties.