The definition of cogent is something that is convincing or believable.(adjective)
An example of cogent is the idea that climate change is caused by the actions of humans.
See cogent in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L cogens, prp. of cogere, to collect < co-, together + agere, to drive: see act
See cogent in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin cōgēns, cōgent-
Origin: , present participle of cōgere, to force
Origin: : co-, co-
Origin: + agere, to drive; see ag- in Indo-European roots.
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