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1. Corresponding in character or kind; appropriate or harmonious.
2. Mathematics Congruent.

[From Latin congruus, from congruere, to agree.]

con′gru·ous·ly adv.
con′gru·ous·ness n.
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Noun1.congruousness - the quality of agreeing; being suitable and appropriate
harmony, harmoniousness - compatibility in opinion and action
incongruity, incongruousness - the quality of disagreeing; being unsuitable and inappropriate
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