- something stated.
- a communication or declaration in speech or writing, setting forth facts, particulars, etc.
- a single sentence or assertion: I agree with everything you said except for your last statement.
- Commerce. an abstract of an account, as one rendered to show the balance due.
- an appearance of a theme, subject, or motif within a musical composition.
- the act or manner of stating something.
- 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.
- Computers. an instruction or other elementary component in a high-level programming language.
- 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
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Examples from the Web for statement
“I love my job and I love my city and I am committed to the work here,” he said in a statement.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races
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The best answer Sutton offers is a statement by the preacher John Roach Stratton back in 1918.The Evangelical Apocalypse Is All Your Fault
January 4, 2015
For now, the Egyptian government has issued a statement saying that Clooney is free to enter Egypt “whenever she wants.”Amal Clooney vs. Egypt’s Courts
January 4, 2015
Meanwhile, the Anti-Defamation League issued a statement deploring the state GOP for its failure to censure Duke.The Louisiana Racists Who Courted Steve Scalise
January 3, 2015
A click sends a user to a statement, a list of passenger nationalities, emergency call-center numbers, and other information.The Presumed Crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Is Nothing Like MH370
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I do not care whether Lord Morley made this statement or did not make it.'Tis Sixty Years Since
Charles Francis Adams
I no longer doubted the statement of Thompson and the speculator Smith.
The rashness of such a requirement and statement can escape no one.A Theological-Political Treatise [Part III]
Benedict of Spinoza
I make this statement now in order not to be misunderstood when later I may say that God must be this or that.
There was a pride in the statement with regard to which my first feeling was a pang of envy.
- 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
- to assess (a pupil) with regard to his or her special educational needs
Word Origin and History for statement
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