assertion

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Middle French assertion, from Latin assertio

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assertion (plural assertions)

  1. The act of asserting, or that which is asserted; positive declaration or averment; affirmation; statement asserted; position advanced.
  2. Maintenance; vindication; as, the assertion of one's rights or prerogatives.
  3. (computing) A statement in a program asserting a condition expected to be true at a particular point, used in debugging.

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