[koh-juh n-see]


the quality or state of being convincing or persuasive: The cogency of the argument was irrefutable.

Nearby words

  1. cog,
  2. cog in the wheel,
  3. cog railway,
  4. cog.,
  5. cogan-reese syndrome,
  6. cogeneration,
  7. cogenial,
  8. cogent,
  9. cogently,
  10. coggan

Origin of cogency

First recorded in 1680–90; cog(ent) + -ency

Related formsnon·co·gen·cy, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for cogency



1680s, from cogent + -cy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper