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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 co·gent /ˈkoʤənt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Co·gent 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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