assertion

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noun as·ser·tion \ə-ˈsər-shən, a-\

Definition of assertion

  1. :  the act of asserting or something that is asserted: such asa :  insistent and positive affirming, maintaining, or defending (as of a right or attribute) an assertion of ownership/innocenceb :  a declaration that something is the case He presented no evidence to support his assertions.

Examples of assertion in a Sentence

  1. the assertion that all men have certain unalienable rights is set forth in the Declaration of Independence

  2. made the unlikely assertion that gravity affects light

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Origin and Etymology of assertion

see assert

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ASSERTION Defined for Kids

assertion

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noun as·ser·tion \ə-ˈsər-shən\

Definition of assertion for Students

  1. 1 :  the act of stating clearly and strongly or making others aware the assertion of his innocence

  2. 2 :  something stated as if certain They did not believe me despite my assertions.



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