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.


  1. assertion

    An assertion is a strong statement or declaration that something is true or false, often without providing any evidence or proof. It is a confident and forceful declaration based on one's knowledge, belief or perception. Assertions are commonly used in literature, debates, arguments, or in legal contexts. In programming, an assertion is a statement that a certain condition is expected to be true at a certain point in the program.

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. airstones

  2. rai stones

  3. reasonist

  4. señoritas

  5. senoritas

  6. notarises

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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. Dan Barker, "Losing Faith in Faith", 1992:

    Faith is a cop-out. If the only way you can accept an assertion is by faith, then you are conceding that it can't be taken on its own merits.

  2. The Ukrainian government:

    This is an absolutely groundless assertion and the quick reaction of the government regarding repairs on the power lines and its guaranteeing of security for people in the emergency zone is proof of this.

  3. 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.

  4. Liviu Matei:

    There are many current examples that show quite powerfully that higher education does play quite a significant role in building national identity and supporting its assertion.

  5. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson:

    Chairman Chaffetz's assertion that this department has been 'uncooperative' is simply wrong.

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