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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  assertion 
  n  1:  a  declaration  that  is  made  as  if  no  supporting  evidence  were 
  necessary  [syn:  {averment},  {asseveration}] 
  2:  the  act  of  affirming  or  asserting  or  stating  something  [syn: 
  {affirmation},  {statement}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  assertion 
 
    1.  An  expression  which  if  false,  indicates  an 
  {error}.  Assertions  are  used  for  {debugging}  by  catching 
  {can't  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. 
 
  (1997-06-30) 
 
 




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