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co·gent

 (kō′jənt)
adj.
Appealing to the intellect or powers of reasoning; convincing: a cogent argument. See Synonyms at valid.

[Latin cōgēns, cōgent-, present participle of cōgere, to force : co-, co- + agere, to drive; see ag- in Indo-European roots.]

co′gen·cy (-jən-sē) n.
co′gent·ly adv.

co•gen•cy

(ˈkoʊ dʒən si)

n.
the quality or state of being cogent; power to convince.
[1680–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cogency - persuasive relevance
relevance, relevancy - the relation of something to the matter at hand
2.cogency - the quality of being valid and rigorous
believability, credibility, credibleness - the quality of being believable or trustworthy
Translations

cogency

[ˈkəʊdʒənsɪ] Nconvicción f, contundencia f

cogency

[ˈkəʊdʒənsi] npuissance f

cogency

cogency

[ˈkəʊdʒnsɪ] n (frm) → forza (di persuasione)
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