non-congruence


non-congruence

noun

  1. the quality or state of agreeing or corresponding.
  2. Mathematics. a relation between two numbers indicating that the numbers give the same remainder when divided by some given number.Compare residue(def 4b).

noun

  1. the quality or state of corresponding, agreeing, or being congruent
  2. maths the relationship between two integers, x and y, such that their difference, with respect to another positive integer called the modulus, n, is a multiple of the modulus. Usually written xy (mod n), as in 2511 (mod 7)

n.mid-15c., from Latin congruentia “agreement, harmony, congruity,” from congruentem (nominative congruens), present participle of congruere “to come together” (see congruent). Related: Congruency.

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