A Word A Day : Congruence

Wednesday, 12th September 2007 : Today's Word is ...


( Noun )

Pronunciation : kong-groo-ens

1. The quality of agreeing

2. Being suitable and appropriate

3. Compatibility in opinion and action

4. Correspondence of Parts

5. Harmonious Relationship


1. Harmony

2. Agreement

3. Conformity

4. Correspondence

5. Harmoniousness

6. Congruousness

7. Congruity


1. Discrepency

2. Misagreement

3. Incongruence

4. Incongruity

5. Incongruousness

Contextual Example:

• What an extraordinary congruence of genius and era.

• Taking these steps will increase the degree of ethical alignment or congruence in the organization.

Related Words:

1. Congruent : Adjective

2. Congruity : Noun

3. Congruous : Adjective

4. Congruously : Adverb

5. Congruousness : Noun

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