from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The act of asserting.
- noun Something declared or stated positively, often with no support or attempt at proof.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The act of setting free; liberation.—2. The action of maintaining a cause or a claim: as, the assertion of one's rights.—3. The act of stating something to be true.
- noun A positive declaration or averment; an unsupported statement or affirmation: as, his assertion proved to be false.
- noun Synonyms Vindication, defense, maintenance.3 and Statement, asseveration, protestation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The act of asserting, or that which is asserted; positive declaration or averment; affirmation; statement asserted; position advanced.
- noun Maintenance; vindication.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The act of
asserting, or that which is asserted; positive declaration or averment; affirmation; statement asserted; position advanced.
- noun Maintenance; vindication; as, the assertion of one's rights or prerogatives.
- noun computing A statement in a
programasserting a condition expected to be true at a particular point, used in debugging.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)
- noun the act of affirming or asserting or stating something
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The latter assertion, however, is a _mere assertion_; necessary, perhaps, for the theory of
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While tempted, my main assertion is that one must not confuse or conflate the respective purposes of education and employment.
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Hidden from the public discourse in this assertion is the fact that the content creators are actually stealing form the public by denying the public full use and enjoyment of their legally bought content.
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And the proof of your assertion is the great show of enthusiasm the socialist stock market is making for this Great Leap Forward by pouring its soon to be voided currency of the pre-socialist USA into shares of the soon to be worthless health insurers.
The agenda determines the assertion, the assertion is the truth and only the relevant facts support the assertion.
This assertion is actually an accurate attack ON conservatives, rather than a conservative talking point.
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Please show some examples which proves (or at least suggests) your assertion is accurate.
Since the assertion is that science cannot detect the influence, this makes the position entirely compatible with the scientific observation that there's no evidence for God as well as the scientific conclusion that there is no God.
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