Definition of Assertion

1. Noun. A declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary).


2. Noun. The act of affirming or asserting or stating something.
Exact synonyms: Affirmation, Statement
Generic synonyms: Speech Act
Specialized synonyms: Say-so
Derivative terms: Affirm, Affirm, Assert, Assert, State, State

Definition of Assertion

1. n. The act of asserting, or that which is asserted; positive declaration or averment; affirmation; statement asserted; position advanced.

Definition of Assertion

1. Noun. The act of asserting, or that which is asserted; positive declaration or averment; affirmation; statement asserted; position advanced. ¹

2. Noun. Maintenance; vindication; as, the assertion of one's rights or prerogatives. ¹

3. Noun. (computing) A statement in a program asserting a condition expected to be true at a particular point, used in debugging. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Assertion

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Assertion

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1888)
"Had the officer been testifying under oath, such an assertion would have been excluded as ... Neither is it shown, except by the bare assertion referred to, ..."

2. Leading Cases on the Law of Torts Determined by the Courts of America and by Melville Madison Bigelow (1875)
"assertion of Title. — It may be laid down as a general principle that the assertion of a title to or an act of dominion over personal property, ..."

3. The new nation by John Morris (1880)
"... give a far greater certainty to the description than if they really emanated from Jacob, I should bo sorry to base the assertion I am now about to make ..."

4. The Institutes of the Law of Nations: A Treatise of the Jural Relations of by James Lorimer (1883)
"... assertion involve the recognition, and, if need be, the vindication, of the powers which are centred in other entities. Subjective powers rest upon and ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"Before discussing assertion 4 it is desirable to direct attention to three additional conclusions which can be drawn from table I.: First, since the time of ..."

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