Meaning of congruence

con•gru•ence

Pronunciation: (kong'gr-uns, kun-gr'-, kung-), [key]
— n.
  1. the quality or state of agreeing or corresponding.
  2. a relation between two numbers indicating that the numbers give the same remainder when divided by some given number. Cf. residue (def. 4b).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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