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English noun: assertion

1. assertion (communication) a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)

Synonymsasseveration, averment

Broader (hypernym)declaration

Narrower (hyponym)accusation, affirmation, avouchment, avowal, charge, claim, claim, contention, denial, disaffirmation, ipse dixit, ipsedixitism, testimony

2. assertion (communication) the act of affirming or asserting or stating something

Synonymsaffirmation, statement

Broader (hypernym)speech act

Narrower (hyponym)say-so

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