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1. Corresponding in character or kind; appropriate or harmonious.
2. Mathematics Congruent.
[From Latin congruus, from congruere, to agree.]
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1. corresponding or agreeing
2. suitable; appropriate
[C16: from Latin congruus suitable, harmonious; see congruent]
congruity, ˈcongruousness n
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con•gru•ous(ˈkɒŋ gru əs)
1. exhibiting harmony of parts.
2. appropriate or fitting.
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|Adj.||1.||congruous - corresponding in character or kind|
appropriate - suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc; "a book not appropriate for children"; "a funeral conducted the appropriate solemnity"; "it seems that an apology is appropriate"
incongruous - lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness; "a plan incongruous with reason"; "incongruous behavior"; "a joke that was incongruous with polite conversation"
|2.||congruous - suitable or appropriate together|
compatible - able to exist and perform in harmonious or agreeable combination; "a compatible married couple"; "her deeds were compatible with her ideology"
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1. In keeping with one's needs or expectations:
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congruous[ˈkɒŋgrʊəs] ADJ → congruo (with con)
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