• (RP) IPA: /əˈsɜːʃən/
  • (GA) IPA: /əˈsɜɹʃən/, [əˈsɝʃn̩]


  1. 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!
  2. A statement or declaration which lacks support or evidence.
    That's just a bare assertion.
  3. Maintenance; vindication
    the assertion of one's rights or prerogatives
  4. (computer programming) A statement in a program asserting a condition expected to be true at a particular point, used in debugging.
Synonyms Related terms Translations Translations
  • French: affirmation
  • German: Durchsetzung, Geltendmachung

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