meaning of assertion

1. The act of asserting, or that which is asserted; positive declaration or averment; affirmation; statement asserted; position advanced.
Maintenance; vindication; as, the assertion of ones rights or prerogatives.
assertion 1. An expression which, if false, indicates an error. Assertions are used for debugging by catching cant happen errors. 2. In logic programming, a new fact or rule added to the database by the program at run time. This is an extralogical or impure feature of logic programming languages.
a declaration that is made emphatically as if no supporting evidence were necessary

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