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Cogent Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    cogent adj
  1. having the power to influence or convince; "a cogent analysis of the problem"; "potent arguments" [syn: potent, powerful]
  2. powerfully persuasive; "a cogent argument"; "a telling presentation"; "a weighty argument" [syn: telling, weighty]
Cogent Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Cogent \Co"gent\ (k[=o]"j[e^]nt), a. [L. cogens, p. pr. of cogere to drive together, to force; co- + agere to drive. See Agent, a., and cf. Coact to force, Coagulate, p. a.]
  1. Compelling, in a physical sense; powerful. [Obs.] The cogent force of nature. --Prior.
  2. Having the power to compel conviction or move the will; constraining; conclusive; forcible; powerful; not easily reasisted. No better nor more cogent reason. --Dr. H. More. Proofs of the most cogent description. --Tyndall. The tongue whose strains were cogent as commands, Revered at home, and felt in foreign lands. --Cowper. Syn: Forcible; powerful; potent; urgent; strong; persuasive; convincing; conclusive; influential.
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