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Meaning of ASSERTION

Pronunciation:  u'surshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)
  2. [n]  the act of affirming or asserting or stating something

ASSERTION is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: asseveration, averment, statement
 See Also: accusation, affirmation, avouchment, avowal, charge, claim, contention, declaration, denial, ipse dixit, ipsedixitism, say-so, speech act, testimony



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\As*ser"tion\, n. [L. assertio, fr. asserere.]
1. The act of asserting, or that which is asserted; positive
   declaration or averment; affirmation; statement asserted;
   position advanced.

         There is a difference between assertion and
         demonstration.                        --Macaulay.

2. Maintenance; vindication; as, the assertion of one's
   rights or prerogatives.

Computing Dictionary

1. An expression which, if false, indicates an error. Assertions are used for debugging by catching can't happen errors.

2. In logic programming, a new fact or rule added to the database by the program at run time. This is an extralogical or impure feature of logic programming languages.

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