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Dictionary Definition



1 a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary) [syn: averment, asseveration]
2 the act of affirming or asserting or stating something [syn: affirmation, statement]

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  1. The act of asserting, or that which is asserted; positive declaration or averment; affirmation; statement asserted; position advanced.
  2. Maintenance; vindication; as, the assertion of one's rights or prerogatives.
  3. The learned skill of describing what you need or feel to another person in a way that they can hear you clearly. For perspective, see


statement asserted
  • Czech: tvrzení
  • Spanish: afirmación

Extensive Definition

The term assertion has several meanings:

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See also

assertion in Japanese: アサーション
assertion in Polish: Asercja

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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