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 (ĭn-kŏng′gro͞o-ənt, ĭn′kŏn-gro͞o′ənt)
1. Not congruent.
2. Incongruous.

in·con′gru·ence n.
in·con′gru·ent·ly adv.


(ɪnˈkɒŋ gru ənt, ˌɪn kənˈgru-, -kəŋ-)

not congruent.
[1525–35; < Latin]
in•con′gru•ent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.incongruent - not congruent
geometry - the pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces
congruent - coinciding when superimposed


1. Made up of parts or qualities that are disparate or otherwise markedly lacking in consistency:
2. In sharp opposition:
Logic: repugnant.


adj (= incompatible)nicht übereinstimmend (to, with mit); (= incongruous)unpassend, unangebracht; (Math, Ling) → inkongruent; (fig) storyungereimt, widersinnig
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