[steyt-muh nt]



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.

Origin of statement

1750–55; state (v.) + -ment
Related formsnon·state·ment, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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the act of stating
something that is stated, esp a formal prepared announcement or reply
law a declaration of matters of fact, esp in a pleading
an account containing a summary of bills or invoices and displaying the total amount due
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
music the presentation of a musical theme or idea, such as the subject of a fugue or sonata
a computer instruction written in a source language, such as FORTRAN, which is converted into one or more machine code instructions by a compiler
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 statementCompare proposition (def. 2b)
British 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

verb (tr; usually passive)

to assess (a pupil) with regard to his or her special educational needs
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Word Origin and History for statement

1775, from state (v.) + -ment.

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