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 for cogent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cogent \Co"gent\, 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.]
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              The cogent force of nature.           --Prior.
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     2. Having the power to compel conviction or move the will;
        constraining; conclusive; forcible; powerful; not easily
        reasisted.
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              No better nor more cogent reason.     --Dr. H. More.
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              Proofs of the most cogent description. --Tyndall.
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              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.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cogent
      adj 1: powerfully persuasive; "a cogent argument"; "a telling
             presentation"; "a weighty argument" [syn: cogent,
             telling, weighty]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  127 Moby Thesaurus words for "cogent":
     acute, admissible, advantageous, apperceptive, appercipient,
     argute, armipotent, astute, auspicious, authoritative, beneficial,
     benevolent, binding, bon, bonny, braw, bueno, capital, commendable,
     compelling, consequential, consistent, constraining, convincing,
     credible, discerning, dynamic, effective, elegant, energetic,
     estimable, excellent, expedient, fair, famous, farseeing,
     farsighted, favorable, fine, forceful, forcible, foreseeing,
     foresighted, forethoughted, forethoughtful, good, goodly, grand,
     healthy, helpful, high-potency, high-powered, high-pressure,
     high-tension, in force, in power, incisive, inducing, influential,
     irresistible, just, justifiable, justified, kind, laudable, lawful,
     legal, legitimate, logical, longheaded, longsighted, meaningful,
     mighty, mighty in battle, momentous, nice, noble, operative,
     penetrating, perceptive, percipient, perspicacious, perspicuous,
     persuasive, piercing, plausible, pleasant, potent, powerful,
     prepotent, profitable, provident, puissant, rational, reasonable,
     regal, royal, ruling, sagacious, sane, satisfactory, satisfying,
     self-consistent, sensible, significant, skillful, solid, sound,
     splendid, striking, strong, substantial, sufficient, telling,
     trenchant, understanding, useful, valid, very good, vigorous,
     virtuous, vital, weighty, well-argued, well-founded, well-grounded,
     wholesome
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  COmpiler and GENeralized Translator
  COGENT
  
      (COGENT) A compiler writing language with
     pattern-directed string and list processing features, for CDC
     3600 and CDC 3800.  A COGENT 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].
  
     (1994-12-23)
  

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