What does assertion mean?

Definitions for assertion
əˈsɜr ʃənas·ser·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. assertion, averment, asseverationnoun

    a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)

  2. affirmation, assertion, statementnoun

    the act of affirming or asserting or stating something


  1. assertionnoun

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

  2. assertionnoun

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

  3. assertionnoun

    A statement in a program asserting a condition expected to be true at a particular point, used in debugging.

  4. Etymology: assertion, from assertio

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Assertionnoun

    The act of asserting.

    Etymology: from assert.

    If any affirm the earth doth move, and will not believe with us it standeth still; because he hath probable reasons for it, and I no infallible sense or reason against it, I will not quarrel with his assertion. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. i.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Assertionnoun

    the act of asserting, or that which is asserted; positive declaration or averment; affirmation; statement asserted; position advanced

  2. Assertionnoun

    maintenance; vindication; as, the assertion of one's rights or prerogatives

  3. Etymology: [L. assertio, fr. asserere.]


  1. Assertion

    In computer programming, an assertion is a predicate placed in a program to indicate that the developer thinks that the predicate is always true at that place.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'assertion' in Nouns Frequency: #2820

Anagrams for assertion »

  1. señoritas, senoritas

  2. airstones

  3. notarises

  4. rai stones

  5. reasonist

  6. Señoritas

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of assertion in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of assertion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of assertion in a Sentence

  1. Scott Smith:

    My wife and I were shocked, but not surprised by the assertion that we somehow collaborated with Commonwealth’s Attorney Buta Biberaj in her decision to delay the trial of the predator who attacked our daughter, nothing could be further from the truth.We had neither any input nor collaboration in that decision-making process.Rather, those decisions were made exclusively by her, without our input.

  2. Bernie Sanders:

    While our campaign has won the ideological debate, we are losing the debate over electability. I can not tell you how many people our campaign has spoke to and said, and I quote,' I like what your campaign stands for, I agree with what your campaign stands for, but I'm going to vote for Joe Biden because I think Joe Biden is the best candidate to defeat Donald Trump,' we have heard that statement all over this country. Needless to say, I strongly disagree with that assertion, but that is what millions of Democrats and independents today believe.

  3. Ayn Rand:

    Love is an expression and assertion of self-esteem, a response to one's own values in the person of another. One gains a profoundly personal, selfish joy from the mere existence of the person one loves. It is one's own personal, selfish happiness that one seeks, earns, and derives from love.

  4. Lloyd Austin:

    Beijing's claim to the vast majority of South China has no basis in international law. That assertion treads on the sovereignty of states in the region.

  5. Hunter Biden:

    There iszero, zero, zero, zeroevidence of any assertion being made, nobody has ever asserted that I did anything wrong except he [ President Trump ] and whats that fellows name -- Rudy Hootie.

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