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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cogent  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cogent 
  adj  1:  having  the  power  to  influence  or  convince;  "a  cogent 
  analysis  of  the  problem";  "potent  arguments"  [syn:  {potent}, 
  {powerful}] 
  2:  powerfully  persuasive;  "a  cogent  argument";  "a  telling 
  presentation";  "a  weighty  argument"  [syn:  {telling},  {weighty}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  COGENT 
 
  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  {production}s  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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