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EtymologyEdit

From Latin cōgēns, present active participle of cōgō (drive together, compel), from + agō (drive).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkə͡ʊd͡ʒn̩t/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈko͡ʊd͡ʒn̩t/
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AdjectiveEdit

cogent (comparative more cogent, superlative most cogent)

  1. Reasonable and convincing; based on evidence.
  2. Appealing to the intellect or powers of reasoning.
  3. Forcefully persuasive; relevant, pertinent.
    The prosecution presented a cogent argument, convincing the jury of the defendant's guilt.

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