cogent cogent  /ˈkoʊ dʒənt/


  • (adj) powerfully persuasive



  1. Reporting about the copyright violation case, Fitzgerald wrote that the facts presented were neither cogent nor compelling.
  2. Daniel draws on 10 years of research to present a cogent and concise narrative of the rise of the new economic order.
  3. In the process, the eco-warriors came up with an agenda that is serious, detailed and mostly cogent.


  1. Cogent Commun. To Present At William Blair''s Conference; Webcast At 9:50 AM ET

    Cogent Commun. To Present At William Blair''s Conference; Webcast At 9:50 AM ET
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  2. What Makes a Jewish Joke Jewish?

    Ruth Wisse offers a cogent analysis of Jewish humor in her new book. Why does she overlook several decades of scholarship on ethnic jokes? Click here for the rest of the article...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Forward

  3. Cogent Communications CEO to Present at William Blair's 33rd Annual Growth Stock Conference

    WASHINGTON, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cogent Communications Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCOI), one of the largest Internet service providers in the world, today announced that Dave Schaeffer, Cogent's chief ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "It is the judgment of the Louisiana lawmakers and those in an increasing number of other states that these harms justify the death penalty," Alito wrote. "The court provides no cogent explanation why this legislative judgment should be...
    on Jun 25, 2008 By: Samuel Alito Source: Bloomberg

  2. "I have had no cogent reason why the (congressional) committee should intervene," Greer told attorneys in a conference call Friday, adding that last-minute action by Congress does not invalidate years of court rulings.
    on Mar 17, 2005 By: George Greer Source: USA Today

  3. "The inference of scienter must be more than merely 'reasonable' or 'permissible' - it must be cogent and compelling, thus strong in light of other explanations," Justice Ginsburg said. "A complaint will survive, we hold, only if a reasonable...
    on Jun 21, 2007 By: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Source: New York Times

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