statement

noun
state·​ment | \ ˈstāt-mənt How to pronounce statement (audio) \

Definition of statement

1 : something stated: such as
a : a single declaration or remark : assertion
b : a report of facts or opinions
2 : the act or process of stating or presenting orally or on paper
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

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Synonyms for statement

Synonyms

account, bill, check, invoice, tab

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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.
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That’s an unusual statement to make from an executive leading a chipmaker that has depended on manufacturing leadership for literally decades. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Intel commits to shipping 7nm chips by 2021, an aggressive change of pace," 8 May 2019 Even on the fanciest night of fashion, Keys is proof that this statement holds so much truth. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "Alicia Keys Stuck to Wearing Barely Any Makeup at the 2019 Met Gala and Looks Stunning," 7 May 2019 In the dining room, Gamble installed grasscloth wallpaper for texture and found a statement chandelier (using Houzz’s Visual Match tool) that reminded Henson of her father’s metalwork. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Taraji P. Henson Surprises her Stepmother—With a New House," 7 May 2019 The Ecuadorian ambassador asked Assange to come to his office, and Assange was read a government statement announcing his expulsion. Joshua Goodman, The Seattle Times, "After 7 long years, Assange’s capture happened quickly," 16 Apr. 2019 Now’s the time to go bold with spandex that makes a statement. Vogue, "How to Look Chic in Shorts? Try These 6 Trends," 30 Apr. 2019 And according to this year's findings, shoppers want to make a statement with their swimsuits. Glamour, "These Are the Top Swim Trends for 2019," 29 Apr. 2019 Woody Allen breached his four-movie deal with the online giant by making statements about the #MeToo movement that damaged prospects for promoting his films, an Amazon lawyer said Friday. Larry Neumeister, The Seattle Times, "Amazon: Woody Allen’s #MeToo comments wrecked movie deal," 15 Apr. 2019 The Office of Management and Budget is seeking comment on the possibility of slashing a decades-old rule that prevents U.S. officials from making public statements about key government economic reports until one hour after their release. Eric Morath, WSJ, "OMB Proposes Slashing Waiting Period for Comments on Economic Reports," 11 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of statement

1702, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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statement

noun

English Language Learners 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

statement

noun
state·​ment | \ ˈstāt-mənt How to pronounce statement (audio) \

Kids Definition of statement

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

statement

noun
state·​ment

Legal Definition of statement

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 : a financial record or accounting

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