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congruent figures[kən¦grü·ənt ′fig·yərz]
Two geometric figures (plane or solid), one of which can be made to coincide with the other by a rigid motion in space.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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