assertion assertion  /ə ˈsɜr ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)
  2. (n) the act of affirming or asserting or stating something

Usage(s):

  1. Only a small minority of reviewers seemed able to accept this assertion.
  2. Adolescent anger is an assertion, and the assertion is: I am not wrong about myself.
  3. Franklin's edit turned it instead into an assertion of rationality.

News

  1. Sony backtracks on PS4 ability to play used games, CNET says

    Sony (SNE) has "backtracked somewhat" on its assertion that users will be able to play second-hand games on its latest PlayStation, CNET reports. Sony said in a statement to the website, "Similar ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Theflyonthewall.com via Yahoo! Finance

  2. GI's lawyers attack WikiLeaks conspiracy notion

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Defense lawyers at the court-martial of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning are attacking the government's assertion he started sending classified information to WikiLeaks within weeks of starting work as an intelligence analyst in Iraq in 2009.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Kanye remixes: I am the next Steve Jobs

    Kanye West repeats his assertion in a New York Times interview that he is, indeed, the second coming of the Apple CEO. Originally posted at Technically Incorrect
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CNET

Quotes

  1. "You may be assured that the president's assertion here comports with prior practices in similar contexts, and that it has been appropriately documented," Fielding wrote.
    on Jul 9, 2007 By: Fred Fielding Source: ABC News

  2. "Lo and behold, when he returned to Washington, the Senate Republican leader came out against the common-sense reforms we've proposed," Mr. Obama said. "In doing so, he made the cynical and deceptive assertion that reform would somehow enable...
    on Apr 17, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: New York Times

  3. "For more than five years, I have been seeking answers to basic questions about why the President made a false assertion about such a fundamental matter," Waxman wrote. "As the President's National Security Advisor at the time, Condoleezza...
    on Dec 18, 2008 By: Henry Waxman Source: The Public Record

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