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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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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.
In a written statement, Hoots asserted that "Nate's action speaks well for his personal integrity," and "reveals that sportsmanship is alive and well in the CS8 Conference.
Under the new rules, any medical malpractice lawsuit against a health care provider must be filed in the county where the cause of action occurred, regardless of the number of defendants or other claims asserted.
The Cuzco elites asserted that they were not at fault for the unrest, since it was the bad gamonales who incited the Indians to revolt.
On the other hand, if the Web site is accepting orders for the product, some courts might view that activity as transacting business, and jurisdiction might be asserted over disputes arising from these transactions.
Kajima Engineering, in making its claims against the city more than a year ago, asserted the port's demands drove up the price.
On appeal, the plaintiff asserted, among other things, that the officer's action in firing at the vehicle violated the department's policy which explicitly prohibited shooting at moving vehicles and using deadly force to apprehend suspected misdemeanants.
The nephew asserted that his parents had also lived in the apartment with the tenant at the time the nephew was born and that they all resided together in the apartment until the nephew was six years old and he and his parents moved to Puerto Rico.
A top priority asserted by Brown during that interview: "MBDA must have clear and aggressive leadership.
Throughout history, women asserted this right, or, as Lerner puts it, sought "authorization," by several means.