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[ steyt-muhnt ]


  1. something stated. state.
  2. a communication or declaration in speech or writing, setting forth facts, particulars, etc.
  3. a single sentence or assertion:

    I agree with everything you said except for your last statement.

  4. Commerce. an abstract of an account, as one rendered to show the balance due.
  5. an appearance of a theme, subject, or motif within a musical composition.
  6. the act or manner of stating something.
  7. the communication of an idea, position, mood, or the like through something other than words:

    The furniture in the room makes a statement about the occupant's love of color. Walking out of the meeting will be a statement of our refusal to submit.

  8. Computers. an instruction or other elementary component in a high-level programming language.


  1. noting or relating to an item of jewelry, clothing, home décor, etc., that stands out usually because of its large size or bold design:

    a statement necklace, a statement bowl for your entryway table.


/ ˈsteɪtmənt /


  1. the act of stating
  2. something that is stated, esp a formal prepared announcement or reply
  3. law a declaration of matters of fact, esp in a pleading
  4. an account containing a summary of bills or invoices and displaying the total amount due
  5. an account prepared by a bank for each of its clients, usually at regular intervals, to show all credits and debits since the last account and the balance at the end of the period
  6. music the presentation of a musical theme or idea, such as the subject of a fugue or sonata
  7. a computer instruction written in a source language, such as FORTRAN, which is converted into one or more machine code instructions by a compiler
  8. logic the content of a sentence that affirms or denies something and may be true or false; what is thereby affirmed or denied abstracted from the act of uttering it. Thus I am warm said by me and you are warm said to me make the same statement Compare proposition
  9. education a legally binding account of the needs of a pupil with special educational needs and the provisions that will be made to meet them


  1. to assess (a pupil) with regard to his or her special educational needs

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  • non·statement noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of statement1

First recorded in 1750–55; state (verb) + -ment

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Example Sentences

On June 13, the Secret Service corrected its previous statement and said pepper spray had been used to clear the square.

Caputo “decided to take a leave of absence to focus on his health and the well-being of his family,” the HHS said Wednesday in a statement sent to Ars.

Diggins-Smith is at another level offensively this season, quite a statement for a four-time All-Star entering this campaign.

Jacques will remain in his role until the end of March next year, or a successor is appointed, Rio said Friday in a statement.

From Fortune

Yesterday, in another Google webmaster hangout with John, I asked him numerous questions around that statement and it turns out that the data and signals that make up these core updates do get updated regularly between Google core updates.

“I love my job and I love my city and I am committed to the work here,” he said in a statement.

The best answer Sutton offers is a statement by the preacher John Roach Stratton back in 1918.

For now, the Egyptian government has issued a statement saying that Clooney is free to enter Egypt “whenever she wants.”

Meanwhile, the Anti-Defamation League issued a statement deploring the state GOP for its failure to censure Duke.

It might be the most powerful affirmation, and perhaps even a feminist or political statement, from any public person this year.

There was a great comparing of papers, and turning over of leaves, by Fogg and Perker, after this statement of profit and loss.

But, after all, perhaps it might be easier and more expedient if he were to appear to accept the Seneschal's statement.

He had repeated till he was thrice weary the statement that "the Cat lay on the Mat and the Rat came in."

How can we rely upon such evidence after nineteen hundred years, and upon a statement of facts so important and so marvellous?

That is a strange statement to make, but it is an example of the shifts to which apologists are frequently reduced.





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