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.

    Etymology: assertion, from assertio

  2. assertionnoun

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

    Etymology: assertion, from assertio

  3. assertionnoun

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

    Etymology: assertion, from assertio

Webster Dictionary

  1. Assertionnoun

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

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

  2. Assertionnoun

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

    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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  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. Alex
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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. Eliot Engel:

    There's a reason the Obama administration and The Trump administration, at least before this point, never made such audacious legal claims. The assertion that Congress has authorized the executive branch to use force against Iran is unsound. A bipartisan majority of both houses of Congress have rejected that view in just the past few weeks through congressional findings, the administration's position is dangerous. It holds Iran directly responsible for abuses committed by armed groups under a new-fangled theory that United States would not want to see applied to our support for armed forces including the Saudi bombing campaign in Yemen and the Syrian Kurdish forces' treatment of detainees.

  2. Bernie Sanders ':

    Needless to say, I strongly disagree with that assertion, but that is what millions of Democrats and independents today believe.

  3. General Flynn:

    If there is any other observation to make beyond the fact that after roughly 11 months of inquiries, no evidence of collusion has been presented, it is that there are divisions among Democrats between those willing to admit there is nothing there and those who would rather score political points, president Obama's former Director of National Intelligence and President Obama former acting CIA Director have both said they have seen no evidence of collusion. James Clapper repeated James Clapper assertion today.

  4. Mike Piwowar:

    There is a false narrative about leveraged and inverse ETFs being spread by the prudential regulators, it is the unsubstantiated assertion that these products contribute to increased volatility in the financial markets because they must rebalance their portfolios in the same direction as the contemporaneous return on the underlying assets in order to maintain a constant leverage ratio.

  5. Catt Sadler:

    We don’t agree with Debra Messing’s assertion, we’re not in the business of being a megaphone for an inaccurate story.

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