- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /əˈsɜːʃən/
- (General American) IPA(key): /əˈsɜɹʃən/, [əˈsɝʃn̩]
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- Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)ʃən
- The act of asserting, or that which is asserted; positive declaration or averment; affirmation; statement asserted; position advanced.
- 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 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.
- 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.
affirmation; statement asserted
maintenance; vindication; assertion of one's rights
assertion f (plural assertions)