cogency

  • 1 Cogency — Co gen*cy, n. [See {Cogent}.] The quality of being cogent; power of compelling conviction; conclusiveness; force. [1913 Webster] An antecedent argument of extreme cogency. J. H. Newman. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 cogency — index force (strength), strength Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 cogency — 1680s, from COGENT (Cf. cogent) + CY (Cf. cy) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 cogency — [n] effectiveness bearing, concern, connection, conviction, convincingness, force, forcefulness, pertinence, point, potency, power, punch, relevance, strength, validity, validness; concepts 376,676 Ant. impotence, ineffectiveness, invalidity,… …

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  • 5 cogency — [kō′jən sē] n. [ML cogencia] the quality or condition of being cogent; power to convince …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Cogency — Wikipedia does not have an encyclopedia article for Cogency (search results). You may want to read Wiktionary s entry on cogency instead.wiktionary:Special:Search/cogency …

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  • 7 cogency — /koh jeuhn see/, n. the quality or state of being convincing or persuasive: The cogency of the argument was irrefutable. [1680 90; COG(ENT) + ENCY] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 8 cogency — noun The state of being cogent; the characteristic or quality of being reasonable and persuasive. All the enchantment of fancy, and all the cogency of argument, are employed to recommend to the reader his real interest …

    Wiktionary

  • 9 cogency — cogent ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of an argument or case) clear, logical, and convincing. DERIVATIVES cogency noun cogently adverb. ORIGIN from Latin cogere compel …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 cogency — noun Date: 1667 the quality or state of being cogent …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 cogency — Synonyms and related words: acuity, acumen, acuteness, advantageousness, agreeableness, amperage, apperception, armipotence, astuteness, auspiciousness, authoritativeness, authority, bearing, beef, beneficialness, benevolence, benignity, black… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 12 cogency — co|gen|cy [ koudʒənsi ] noun uncount FORMAL the cogent quality of something such as an argument …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 cogency — co·gen·cy || kəʊdÊ’É™nsɪ n. convincing force, persuasiveness …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 14 cogency — n. Force, strength, power, conclusiveness, convincingness, convincing power, persuasiveness, potency …

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  • 15 cogency — co·gen·cy …

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  • 16 cogency — co•gen•cy [[t]ˈkoʊ dʒən si[/t]] n. the quality or state of being cogent; power to convince • Etymology: 1680–90 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 cogency — /ˈkoʊdʒənsi/ (say kohjuhnsee) noun power of proving or producing belief; convincing force. {cogen(t) + cy} …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 cogency — noun 1. persuasive relevance • Derivationally related forms: ↑cogent • Hypernyms: ↑relevance, ↑relevancy 2. the quality of being valid and rigorous • Syn: ↑validity, ↑rigor, ↑ …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 statutory cogency — index force (legal efficacy) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 20 Principia Mathematica — For Isaac Newton s book containing basic laws of physics, see Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica. The title page of the shortened version of the Principia Mathematica to *56. The Principia Mathematica is a three volume work on the… …

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