Definitions for **"Congruence"**

A term coined by Walt Freitag for play which merges two or more GNS modes. As he puts it: "A congruent decision is a decision made by a participant (GM or player) during play that cannot, on the basis of the visible behavior resulting from the decision, be categorized as belonging to a specific mode of decision-making enumerated by the underlying model. In the context of the GNS model there are exactly four possible congruencies, representing the four combinations of two or more modes for which a decision may be ambiguous." Others have disagreed over whether sustained congruent play is possible. References: GNS and "Congruency"

The relationship between two geometric shapes having the same size and shape ( congruent shapes)

The relationship between two objects that have exactly the same size and shape.

Consistent alignment and fitting together of different parts (i) personal congruence - alignment of beliefs, values, skills and actions, being in rapport with oneself, (ii) messenger - message congruence - when the trainer is an embodiment and model of the skills or values she is training, (iii) alignment congruence - when all parts of your communication - words, voice and body language - give the same message.

When goals, thought and behaviors are in agreement.

State of being unified, and completely sincere, with all aspects of a person working together toward an outcome” (O'Connor, 230). “When goals, thoughts and behavior are in agreement” (Andreas, 332).

In general relativity, a congruence (more properly, a congruence of curves) is the set of integral curves of a (nowhere vanishing) vector field in a four-dimensional Lorentzian manifold which is interpreted physically as a model of spacetime. Often this manifold will be taken to be an exact or approximate solution to the Einstein field equation.

In the theory of smooth manifolds, a congruence is the set of integral curves defined by a nonvanishing vector field defined on the manifold.

The matching of verbal and nonverbal communication to what the sender is thinking and feeling. [12

The degree to which there is a match between components of an instructional plan.

a doubly infinite system of lines

Suitableness of one thing to another; agreement; consistency.

the quality of agreeing; being suitable and appropriate

having all parts of yourself working in harmony; being at one with yourself.

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