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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /əˈsɜːʃən/
- (General American) IPA(key): /əˈsɜɹʃən/, [əˈsɝʃn̩]
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- Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)ʃən
- The act of asserting; positive declaration or averment.
- Something which is asserted; a declaration; a statement asserted.
- You're a man of strong assertions!
- 2007 January 26, Ruth M. J. Byrne, The Rational Imagination: How People Create Alternatives to Reality, MIT Press, →ISBN, page 140:
- Suppose you are given the semifactual assertion, "even if Nora had liked mathematics then she would have became[sic] a scientist" and then you find out that Nora did in fact become a scientist.
- A statement or declaration which lacks support or evidence.
- That's just a bare assertion.
- 2022 August 24, Philip Haigh, “Network News: Union slams Avanti West Coast: 'lie' as services slashed”, in RAIL, number 964, page 6:
- Drivers' union ASLEF bluntly rebuffed the claim of unofficial action, calling it a lie. And Avanti West Coast was unable to provide any proof for its assertion, when questioned by RAIL.
- Maintenance; vindication
- the assertion of one's rights or prerogatives
- (programming) A statement in a program asserting a condition expected to be true at a particular point, used in debugging.
- 2006, Srikanth Vijayaraghavan, Meyyappan Ramanathan, A Practical Guide for SystemVerilog Assertions, page 284:
- The user should be absolutely confident that the error issued is a real design error. In other words, a user should be confident that his assertion code is correct and that the assertion failure is not a false condition.
affirmation; statement asserted
maintenance; vindication; assertion of one's rights
programming: statement asserting a true condition
assertion f (plural assertions)