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assertion

(programming)
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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7,787,938, entitled "Temporal Artery Temperature Detector" that Exergen asserted against Brooklands' VeraTemp and VeraTemp Plus thermometers.
The events, the Foundation asserted in its legal complaint, favored religion by singling out faith-based groups as "particularly worthy of federal funding because of their religious orientation.
6015(e)(1) and that Congress allowed a court to review a petition seeking equitable relief only when the (1) IRS has asserted a deficiency against the individual; (2) individual has affirmatively elected to have Sec.
The report asserted that restoration efforts for the Great Lakes lack leadership and organization, and require a comprehensive strategy similar to ecosystem restoration projects in South Florida and the Chesapeake Bay.
I think that we've made huge leaps in several areas," Cowan asserted, noting that military medicine across DoD serves more than 8 million customers, including family members and retirees.
He would, he asserted, "like to preserve the integrity and sportsmanship of a great conference for future athletes.
In a period when radicals on the coast were denouncing the landlordism of the highlands, Cuzco elites asserted that they were blameless; the abuses came from newcomers (gamonales) who administered the lands (and the Indian peons on them) in immoral ways.
A common set of circumstances where long-arm jurisdiction is asserted would involve an out-of-state company that transacts business and a dispute arises from that transaction.
In broadening its cross-complaint, the city asserted the claim against Kajima Engineering is consistent with the firm's, and its parent's, business practices throughout the country.
In fact, he asserted in this passage that admiratio and stupor are kinds of fear only when aroused by evils; in the earlier question 32, article 8, which Park does not cite, far from merely "not denying wonder's affinity with pleasure and Inquiry," he had argued that wonder is a source of delight, insofar as it is the desire for knowledge and inspires the desire and hope of learning.
Freland,(8) the plaintiff asserted that the defendant police officer used deadly force in direct violation of the department's policy.
In this instance the owner asserted that even if the tenant had allowed the nephew to occupy the apartment with him, upon the death of the rent controlled tenant, the nephew's license to occupy automatically ended.