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assertion (speech act)

Definition:

the act of affirming, asserting, or stating something

Class:

communication noun (communicative processes and contents)

Related to:

assert

Plural:

assertions

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

say-so

Etymology:

assercioun, from Middle French assertion (14th century) or directly from Late...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of assertion...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

assertion

a positive statement, usually made without an attempt at furnishing evidence | the act of asserting (15 of 463 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/assertion

Wikipedia:

Assertion [disambiguation] | assert

several meanings: Assertion (computing), a computer programming technique | Logical assertion, logical assertion of a statement | Proof by assertion, an assertion as opposed to an argument | Patent assertion, the enforcement of patent rights, usually... (33 of 126 words, 7 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Assertion

Merriam-Webster:

assertion | declaration [synonym] | affirmation [synonym] | protestation [synonym] | asseveration [synonym] | avouchment [synonym] | avowal [synonym] | claim [synonym] | insistence [synonym] | ...

the act of asserting ; also, "declaration", "affirmation" (8 of 95 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/assertion

Oxford Dictionary:

assertion

a confident and forceful statement of fact or belief | the action of asserting something (14 of 70 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/assertion

Wiktionary:

assertion | assertions [plural] | affirmation [synonym, sense-specific] | Maintenance [synonym, sense-specific] | vindication [synonym, sense-specific]

The act of asserting, or that which is asserted; positive declaration or averment; affirmation; statement asserted; position advanced. | Maintenance; vindication; as, the assertion of one's rights or prerogatives. | [computing] A statement in a program... (34 of 53 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/assertion

Macmillan British Dictionary:

assertion [countable] | assertions [plural]

a definite statement or claim that something is true (9 of 35 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/assertion

Cambridge Dictionary:

assertion

a statement that you strongly believe is true (8 of 28 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/assertion

Random House Dictionary:

assertion

a positive statement or declaration, often without support or reason. | an act of asserting. (14 of 27 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/assertion

American Heritage Dictionary:

assertion | assertional [adjective, related]

The act of asserting. | Something declared or stated positively, often with no support or attempt at proof. (17 of 22 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/assertion

New World Dictionary:

assertion

the act of asserting | something asserted; positive statement; declaration (9 of 12 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/assertion

Britannica Encyclopedia:

affirmation [law]

in law, a promise by a witness concerning testimony allowed in place of an oath to those who cannot, because of conscience, swear an oath. For ... (26 of 72 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/7736​/affirmation

Columbia Encyclopedia:

government | state

system of social control under which the right to make laws, and the right to enforce them, is vested in a particular group in society. There are many ... (28 of 251 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/history​/A​0821419​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

assertion | assertions [plural]

a strong statement that something is true | the act of stating emphatically that something is true (16 of 40 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861587256​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

assertion

First use: early 15th century

Origin: assercioun, from Middle French assertion (14th century) or directly from Late Latin assertionem (nominative assertio), ... (18 of 52 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=assertion

Oxford Dictionary:

assertion

Origin: late Middle English: from Latin assertio(n-), from the verb asserere (see "assert")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/assertion

Wiktionary:

assertion | assertions [plural]

Origin: Middle French assertion, from Latin assertio

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/assertion

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

assertion

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "assertion"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/assertion

Macmillan British Dictionary:

assertion [countable] | assertions [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "assertion"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/assertion

Macmillan American Dictionary:

assertion [countable] | assertions [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "assertion"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/assertion

Cambridge Dictionary:

assertion

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "assertion"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "assertion"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/assertion

the Free Dictionary:

assertion

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "assertion"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "assertion"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "assertion" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/assertion

Google Dictionary:

assertion | assertions [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "assertion"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=assertion

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

assertion

Audio: North American pronunciation of "assertion"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=assert​03 word=assertion

YourDictionary Audio:

assertion

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "assertion" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/assertion

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