[ koh-juh nt ]
/ ˈkoʊ dʒənt /
convincing or believable by virtue of forcible, clear, or incisive presentation; telling.
to the point; relevant; pertinent.
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Origin of cogent
OTHER WORDS FROM cogent
co·gent·ly, adverbnon·co·gent, adjectivenon·co·gent·ly, adverbun·co·gent, adjective
Words nearby cogent
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British Dictionary definitions for non-cogent
/ (ˈkəʊdʒənt) /
compelling belief or assent; forcefully convincing
Derived forms of cogentcogency, nouncogently, adverb
Word Origin for cogent
C17: from Latin cōgent-, cōgēns, driving together, from cōgere, from co- together + agere to drive
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