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
In media appearances, Aubier has often made statements at odds with the scientific mainstream that appeared to downplay the risks of air pollution.
One of the Israeli dealers sent Hobby Lobby a statement of provenance, claiming that the objects were legally acquired through purchases made in the 1960s.
During the interrogation that went from about 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Gonzalez said he was instructed multiple times to write out a statement admitting to the kidnapping and rape, according to the complaint.
Horn died the night of March 16, and his death was immediately ruled a homicide, according to a statement from Laurel Police Chief Richard McLaughlin.
After the shooting, the car kept driving east on Bonner Avenue, according to the statement.
The statement doesn’t mention Turner’s case by name but alludes to Persky’s efforts to balance rehabilitation and probation for first-time offenders.
Closer still, and the frames of those movies reveal a personal archive and a subtle social statement.
Very few computers make a statement just by sitting on top of your desk.
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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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