noun state·ment \ˈstāt-mənt\

: something that you say or write in a formal or official way : something that is stated

: an opinion, attitude, etc., that you express through the things you do, the way you dress, etc.

: a document which shows amounts of money that you have received, spent, etc. : a brief record of a financial account

Full Definition of STATEMENT

:  something stated: as
a :  a single declaration or remark :  assertion
b :  a report of facts or opinions
:  the act or process of stating or presenting orally or on paper
:  proposition 2a
:  the presentation of a theme in a musical composition
:  a summary of activity in a financial account over a particular period of time
:  an opinion, comment, or message conveyed indirectly usually by nonverbal means <monuments are statements in form and space — O. B. Hardison, Jr.>
:  an instruction in a computer program

Examples of STATEMENT

  1. His office issued an official statement concerning his departure.
  2. This is his first public statement about the investigation.
  3. I disagree with your earlier statement about my record on this issue.
  4. The advertisement included misleading statements about the product.
  5. The police took the witness's statement.
  6. We have a signed statement from a witness.
  7. The boycott was intended as a political statement.
  8. We'll need to review your recent financial statements.

First Known Use of STATEMENT

STATEMENT Defined for Kids


noun state·ment \ˈstāt-mənt\

Definition of STATEMENT for Kids

:  something written or said in a formal way :  something stated <The company issued a statement about the new game.>
:  a brief record of a business account <a monthly bank statement>
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