[koh-juh nt] /ˈkoʊ dʒənt/
convincing or believable by virtue of forcible, clear, or incisive presentation; telling.
to the point; relevant; pertinent.
compelling belief or assent; forcefully convincing
1650s, from French cogent “necessary, urgent” (14c.), from Latin cogentem (nominative cogens), present participle of cogere “to curdle; to compel; to collect,” literally “to drive together,” from com- “together” (see co-) + agere “to drive” (see act (n.)).
[kog-ni-tiv] /ˈkɒg nɪ tɪv/ adjective 1. of or relating to ; concerned with the act or process of knowing, perceiving, etc. : cognitive development; cognitive functioning. 2. of or relating to the mental processes of perception, memory, judgment, and reasoning, as contrasted with emotional and volitional processes. /ˈkɒɡnɪtɪv/ adjective 1. of or relating to cognition […]
/ˌnɒnˈkɒɡnɪtɪˌvɪzəm/ noun 1. (philosophy) the semantic meta-ethical thesis that moral judgments do not express facts and so do not have a truth value, thus excluding both naturalism and non-naturalism See emotivism, prescriptivism
[kog-nuh-zuh-buh l, kon-uh-, kog-nahy-] /ˈkɒg nə zə bəl, ˈkɒn ə-, kɒgˈnaɪ-/ adjective 1. capable of being perceived or known. 2. being within the jurisdiction of a court. /ˈkɒɡnɪzəbəl; ˈkɒnɪ-/ adjective 1. perceptible 2. (law) susceptible to the jurisdiction of a court adj. 1670s, “capable of being known,” also “liable to be tried in a given […]
[kog-nuh-zuh ns, kon-uh-] /ˈkɒg nə zəns, ˈkɒn ə-/ noun 1. awareness, realization, or knowledge; notice; perception: The guests took cognizance of the snide remark. 2. Law. 3. the range or scope of knowledge, observation, etc.: Such understanding is beyond his cognizance. 4. Heraldry. a device by which a person or a person’s servants or property […]