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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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Responding to a question of an all-out war between the two countries", Qureshi asserted that he hoped things would not go so far as it would be nothing less than a mutual suicide".He added that Pakistan never wants to escalate or be in a hostile position.
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." It also argued that the federal government had sent "messages to non-adherents of religious belief that they are outsiders, not full members of the political community, and the defendants send an accompanying message to adherents of religious belief that they are insiders, favored members of the political community."
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.
By translating a letter from Rahman, and reading to the Egyptian cleric letters written by radical supporters back home, Yousry "stuck his head in the sand and deliberately avoided knowing what should have been obvious," asserted federal prosecutor Robin Baker to the jury.
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.
Whether pastor or church pillar, new or active member, we have all at some time mistakenly asserted our right to some unspoken privilege within the congregation, if not the community.
"While there was a modest slowdown in activity at the most expensive end of the market, the good news is sales activity is healthy overall and getting stronger, and high-end buyers have definitely returned to the marketplace, asserted Corcoran Group Vice President Judi Desiderio.
If a lawsuit asserted other claims in addition to medical malpractice, the old rules allowed a plaintiff to bring all claims in any county relevant to any of the claims.
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 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.