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noun state·ment \ˈstāt-mənt\

Simple Definition of statement

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of statement

  1. 1 :  something stated: asa :  a single declaration or remark :  assertionb :  a report of facts or opinions

  2. 2 :  the act or process of stating or presenting orally or on paper

  3. 3 :  proposition 2a

  4. 4 :  the presentation of a theme in a musical composition

  5. 5 :  a summary of activity in a financial account over a particular period of time

  6. 6 :  an opinion, comment, or message conveyed indirectly usually by nonverbal means <monuments are statements in form and space — O. B. Hardison, Jr.>

  7. 7 :  an instruction in a computer program

Examples of statement in a sentence

  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 Students

  1. 1 :  something written or said in a formal way :  something stated <The company issued a statement about the new game.>

  2. 2 :  a brief record of a business account <a monthly bank statement>

Law Dictionary


noun state·ment

Legal Definition of statement

  1. 1a :  an official or formal report or declaration <a statement of policy> b :  an oral or written assertion (as by a witness) or conduct intended as an assertion — see also hearsay, prior consistent statement, prior inconsistent statement

  2. 2 :  a financial record or accounting

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