# Congruence in a sentence 🔊

#### Definition of Congruence

The quality of agreeing or corresponding; being suitable and appropriate. | (mathematics, number theory) A relation between two numbers indicating they give the same remainder when divided by some given number. | (mathematics, geometry) The quality of being isometric — roughly, the same measure and shape.

## Short Example Sentence for Congruence

• 1. Thus we cannot define congruence by measurement. 🔊
• 2. You must understand at once that congruence is a controversial question. 🔊
• 3. The meaning of congruence lies beyond the self-identity of the object. 🔊
• 4. The new theory provides a definition of the congruence of periods of time. 🔊

## How to use Congruence in a Sentence?

• 1. Furthermore congruence cannot be defined by the permanence of the measuring rod. 🔊
• 2. The source of order has already been indicated and that of congruence is now found. 🔊
• 3. The first axiom of congruence is that the opposite sides of any parallelogram are congruent. 🔊
• 4. We shall find in the next lecture that it is from this symmetry that the theory of congruence is deduced. 🔊
• 5. So in appealing to familiar phenomena it allows that there is some factor in nature which we can intellectually construct as a congruence theory. 🔊
• 6. Congruence depends on motion, and thereby is generated the connexion between spatial congruence and temporal congruence. 🔊
• 7. In modern expositions of the axioms of geometry certain conditions are laid down which the relation of congruence between segments is to satisfy. 🔊
• 8. We are then driven to admit that there is no meaning in temporal congruence except that certain assumptions make the laws of motion true. 🔊
• 9. We are now in possession of a theory of parallels and a theory of perpendiculars and a theory of motion, and from these theories the theory of congruence can be constructed. 🔊
• 10. The absolute indetermination of nature in respect of all the relations of congruence is replaced by the indetermination of observation with respect to a small subgroup of these relations. 🔊
• 11. The second axiom of congruence concerns parallelograms on congruent bases and between the same parallels, which have also their other pairs of sides parallel. 🔊
• 12. Such measurement does not follow from the mere serial property of time; it requires a theory of congruence which will be considered in a later lecture. 🔊
• 13. Russell in effect pointed out that apart from minor inexactitudes a determinate congruence relation is among the factors in nature which our sense-awareness posits for us. 🔊
• 14. We shall find that this discovery of definite unique properties defining perpendicularity is of critical importance in the theory of congruence which is the topic for the next lecture. 🔊
• 15. It selects one definite system of congruence embracing both space and time, and thus explains the concordance as to measurement which is in practice attained. 🔊