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Assertion Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    assertion n
  1. a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary) [syn: averment, asseveration]
  2. the act of affirming or asserting or stating something [syn: affirmation, statement]
Assertion Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Assertion \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.
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  • Assertion: The term assertion has several meanings: Assertion (computing), a computer programming technique. Logical assertion , logical assertion of a ...
  • Assertion (computing): In computer programming , an assertion is a predicate (for example a true–false statement) placed in a program to indicate that the ...
  • Security Assertion Markup Language: Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) is an XML -based open standard for exchanging authentication and authorization data between ...
  • Management assertions: In a financial audit , management assertions or financial statement assertions is the set of information that the preparer of financial ...
  • Proof by assertion: Proof by assertion, sometimes informally referred to as proof by repeated assertion, is a logical fallacy in which a proposition is ...
  • Implied assertion: In the law of evidence , an implied assertion is a statement or conduct that infers some fact. of implied assertions should be admissible ...
  • Bare assertion fallacy: REDIRECT Ipse-dixitism.
  • Assertion definition language: The Assertion Definition Language (ADL) is a specification language providing a formal grammar to specify behaviour and interfaces for ...

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* I believe it is an established maxim in morals that he who makes an assertion without knowing whether it is true or false is guilty of falsehood, and the accidental truth of the assertion does not justify or excuse him. - Abraham Lincoln

* For the truth of the conclusions of physical science, observation is the supreme Court of Appeal. It does not follow that every item which we confidently accept as physical knowledge has actually been certified by the Court our confidence is that it would be certified by the Court if it were submitted. But it does follow that every item of physical knowledge is of a form which might be submitted to the Court. It must be such that we can specify (although it may be impracticable to carry out) an observational procedure which would decide whether it is true or not. Clearly a statement cannot be tested by observation unless it is an assertion about the results of observation. Every item of physical knowledge must therefore be an assertion of what has been or would be the result of carrying out a specified observational procedure. - Sir Arthur Eddington

* The Islamic Republic is proud to be the target of the rage of the world's greatest Satan. in response to George W. Bush's assertion of Iran as part of an axis of evil - Ayatullah Khamenei


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