Definition of statement
2 : the act or process of stating or presenting orally or on paper
3 : proposition 2a
4 : the presentation of a theme in a musical composition
5 : a summary of activity in a financial account over a particular period of time
6 : an opinion, comment, or message conveyed indirectly usually by nonverbal means monuments are statements in form and space — O. B. Hardison, Jr.
7 : an instruction in a computer program
Examples of statement in a Sentence
His office issued an official statement concerning his departure.
This is his first public statement about the investigation.
I disagree with your earlier statement about my record on this issue.
The advertisement included misleading statements about the product.
The police took the witness's statement.
We have a signed statement from a witness.
The boycott was intended as a political statement.
We'll need to review your recent financial statements.
Recent Examples of statement from the Web
The Justice Department filing to the high court late Thursday argued that lower courts that blocked the Trump policy made several mistakes, including relying on statements President Donald Trump made during the 2016 campaign.
Matthew DeRoos wanted to make a statement at the CIF State Track and Field Championships on Friday, but the Tri-City Christian senior was terribly disappointed with his first attempt in the long jump.
Both statements were apt for an alarming episode in which the Underwoods’ past victims re-emerged for vengeance while the administration geared up for a land war in Syria.
House Speaker Michael Madigan issued a statement Wednesday saying the move shows Democrats are willing to take up elements of Rauner’s agenda.
The statement did not acknowledge that the U.N. investigation had implicated at least 134 men.
Pence spokesman Marc Lotter declined to answer detailed questions from AP, and instead emailed a one sentence statement.
Finally, with Mr. Hadelich’s clear, strong statement of the previously halting theme, the movement took off.
An April meeting of G-7 energy ministers failed to produce any statement on climate change, due to U.S. opposition.
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First Known Use of statement
STATEMENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of statement for English Language Learners
: 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
STATEMENT Defined for Kids
Definition of statement for Students
1 : something written or said in a formal way : something stated The company issued a statement about the new game.
2 : a brief record of a business account a monthly bank statement
Legal Definition of statement
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