Meaning of ASSERTION in English
< 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.
FOLDOC computer English dictionary. Английский словарь по компьютерам FOLDOC. 2012