(Con"gru*ism) n. [Cf. F. congruisme.] (Scholastic Theol.) See Congruity.
(Con*gru"i*ty) n.; pl. Congruities [Cf. F. congruit.]
1. The state or quality of being congruous; the relation or agreement between things; fitness; harmony; correspondence; consistency.
With what congruity doth the church of Rome deny that her enemies do at all appertain to the church of
A whole sentence may fail of its congruity by wanting one particle.
Sir P. Sidney.
2. (Geom.) Coincidence, as that of lines or figures laid over one another.
3. (Scholastic Theol.) That, in an imperfectly good persons, which renders it suitable for God to bestow
on him gifts of grace.
(Con"gru*ous) a. [L. congruus, fr. congruere to come together, to coincide, to agree. Of
uncertain origin.] Suitable or concordant; accordant; fit; harmonious; correspondent; consistent.
Not congruous to the nature of epic poetry.
It is no ways congruous that God should be always frightening men into an acknowledgment of the
(Con"gru*ous*ly), adv. In a congruous manner.
(Con*hy"drine) n. [Conium + hydrate.] (Chem.) A vegetable alkaloid found with conine in
the poison hemlock (Conium maculatum). It is a white crystalline substance, C8H17NO, easily convertible
(||Co*ni"a) n. [NL. See Conium.] (Chem.) Same as Conine.
(Con"ic Con"ic*al) , a. [Gr. : cf. F. conique. See Cone.]
1. Having the form of, or resembling, a geometrical cone; round and tapering to a point, or gradually
lessening in circumference; as, a conic or conical figure; a conical vessel.
2. Of or pertaining to a cone; as, conic sections.
Conic section (Geom.), a curved line formed by the intersection of the surface of a right cone and a
plane. The conic sections are the parabola, ellipse, and hyperbola. The right lines and the circle which
result from certain positions of the plane are sometimes, though not generally included. Conic sections,
that branch of geometry which treats of the parabola, ellipse, and hyperbola. Conical pendulum.
See Pendulum. Conical projection, a method of delineating the surface of a sphere upon a plane