Meaning of INCONGRUENT in English


“+ adjective

Etymology: Latin incongruent-, incongruens, from in- in- (I) + congruent-, congruens, present participle of congruere to come together, coincide, agree — more at congruous

1. : lacking congruity : incongruous , unsuitable

2. : not corresponding in shape and curvature — used of opposed articular surfaces in joints

3. : relating to the melting point of a molecular compound at which it decomposes into a new solid phase and a liquid of different composition — compare : congruent 3

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