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Assertion

As`ser´tion
n.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.
Noun1.assertion - a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)
2.assertion - the act of affirming or asserting or stating something
(programming)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.
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