Definition of ascertainment in English:

ascertainment

noun

  • See ascertain

    • ‘It allows the activation and communication of feelings which the mere ascertainment and manipulation of those circumstances and conditions would not evoke.’
    • ‘Therefore, encouraging ascertainment of health information for three generations of relatives is warranted.’
    • ‘As we noted in a previous report, the distribution of antisocial syndromes in our sample is also likely to reflect the ascertainment of the sample.’
    • ‘We do not know how these subjects were selected or anything about the ascertainment of diagnosis or any other aspect of the design of the study.’
    • ‘Regardless of the opinions, however, the application of ascertainment and discernment require readers to discuss the book critically.’

Pronunciation

ascertainment

/asəˈteɪnmənt/