- The definition of cogent is something that is convincing or believable.
An example of cogent is the idea that climate change is caused by the actions of humans.
cogent definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Classical Latin cogens, present participle of cogere, to collect ; from co-, together plush agere, to drive: see act
- cogently adverb
cogent definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Latin cōgēns, cōgent-, present participle of cōgere, to force : co-, co- + agere, to drive; see ag- in Indo-European roots.
- coˈgen·cy noun
- coˈgent·ly adverb
cogent - Legal Definition