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Meaning of COGENT

Pronunciation:  'kowjunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  powerfully persuasive; "a cogent argument"; "a telling presentation"; "a weighty argument"
  2. [adj]  having the power to influence or convince; "a cogent analysis of the problem"; "potent arguments"
 

COGENT is a 6 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: forceful, influential, potent, powerful, telling, weighty
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Co"gent\ (k[=o]"j[e^]nt), a. [L. cogens, p. pr. of
cogere to drive together, to force; co- + agere to drive. See
{Agent}, a., and cf. {Coact} to force, {Coagulate}, p. a.]
1. Compelling, in a physical sense; powerful. [Obs.]

         The cogent force of nature.           --Prior.

2. Having the power to compel conviction or move the will;
   constraining; conclusive; forcible; powerful; not easily
   reasisted.

         No better nor more cogent reason.     --Dr. H. More.

         Proofs of the most cogent description. --Tyndall.

         The tongue whose strains were cogent as commands,
         Revered at home, and felt in foreign lands.
                                               --Cowper.

Syn: Forcible; powerful; potent; urgent; strong; persuasive;
     convincing; conclusive; influential.

 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

COmpiler and GENeralized Translator.

A compiler writing language with pattern-directed string and list processing features, for cdc 3600 and cdc 3800. A program consists of productions defining a context-free language, plus analysis and synthesis function generators.

["COGENT Programming Manual", J.C. Reynolds, ANL-7022, Argonne, Mar 1965].

[Sammet 1969, p.638].

["An Introduction to the COGENT System", J.C. Reynolds, Proc ACM 20th Natl Conf, 1965].

 
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