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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj congruous suitable or appropriate together
    • adj congruous corresponding in character or kind
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Congruous Suitable or concordant; accordant; fit; harmonious; correspondent; consistent. "Not congruous to the nature of epic poetry.""It is no ways congruous that God should be always frightening men into an acknowledgment of the truth."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • congruous Accordantly joined or related; harmonious; well adapted; appropriate; meet; fit; consistent.
    • congruous In mathematics, characterized by congruence: applied to two quantities the difference between which is divisible without remainder by a third. See congruence, 2.
    • congruous In geometry, having congruity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Congruous suitable: fit: consistent
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. congruus, fr. congruere, to come together, to coincide, to agree. Of uncertain origin
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. congruĕre, to run together.


In literature:

Nature, though indifferent to man's welfare, is yet partly congruous with it.
"Human Traits and their Social Significance" by Irwin Edman
There was a congruous incongruity about her which set many people puzzling to find out her real character.
"Peter and Jane" by S. (Sarah) Macnaughtan
Anyone less congruous as the bride-elect of the debonair Aristide Pujol it was impossible to imagine.
"The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol" by William J. Locke
My action is the complement which, by proving congruous or not, reveals the latent nature of the mass to which it is applied.
"The Will to Believe" by William James
Congruous with such a mood is the manner in which, while Mr. Hardy opposes himself to Christianity, he cannot forget it.
"Visions and Revisions" by John Cowper Powys
But the author, naturally and inevitably, failed to produce a congruous scheme of saving truth and religious appeal.
"India, Its Life and Thought" by John P. Jones
Congruously with this plan, Russia was from the very outset declared to be the Power on which alone depended the outcome of the crisis.
"England and Germany" by Emile Joseph Dillon
There has to be added one further class of phenomena, congruous with those above named, which here specially concerns us.
"Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I" by Herbert Spencer
The ages of inquiry and faith should, however, change places, in order to be congruous.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 5, November, 1863" by Various
It is congruous with the nature of Polytheism to admit some measure of toleration.
"The History of Freedom" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
The mental set facilitates responses that are congruous with itself.
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth
The thing seemed hardly congruous.
"The Galaxy, April, 1877" by Various
To keep late hours seemed to me congruous with the character of a youthful poet.
"Barbarossa and Other Tales" by Paul Heyse
They are so many atoms, not forming a congruous or harmonious whole.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 3, June, 1851" by Various
And when you enter, all is equally congruous.
"The Teacher" by George Herbert Palmer
The purpose of keeping an engagement at a certain time, and the existing hour taken in connection with the location, are not congruous.
"How We Think" by John Dewey
Nothing less congruous with the writer's nature could be conceived.
"Charlotte Brontë" by T. Wemyss Reid
And the sequel is congruous in all cases.
"The Evolution of States" by J. M. Robertson
Liberty in religion congruous with civil peace, 315.
"The Beginners of a Nation" by Edward Eggleston
I say this conception might have been developed in a way entirely congruous with the position of this chapter.
"Studies in Logical Theory" by John Dewey

In science:

However, for congruous description of a number of strong interaction processes (for example, inclusive τ lepton decay or electron-positron annihilation into hadrons) one has to use the continuation of the invariant charge to the timelike (Minkowskian) region.
Analytic Invariant Charge in QCD
In the previous subsections the analytic invariant charge has been applied to description of some intrinsically nonperturbative issues of QCD, the congruous estimation of the parameter ΛQCD being obtained.
Analytic Invariant Charge in QCD
Thus, the applications of the model developed to description of diverse strong interaction processes ultimately lead to congruous estimation of the parameter ΛQCD .
Analytic Invariant Charge in QCD
Percentile rank scores are congruous indicators of relative performance, or aren't they? Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. Schubert, A., & Braun, T. (1986).
Which cities' paper output and citation impact are above expectation in information science? Some improvements of our previous mapping approaches