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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According to a statement from Intel, the Thunderbolt and USB specification will be made available to other companies, and not just members of the USB-PG. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "The new USB4 spec promises a lot: Thunderbolt 3 support, 40Gbps bandwidth, and less confusion," 5 Mar. 2019 His death was confirmed this morning in a statement from the house of Chanel. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Fashion World Mourns The Loss of Karl Lagerfeld," 19 Feb. 2019 Below, check out a timeline of quotes and posts about this incident that prove, once and for all, there's no bad blood between Metz and Brie: The original statement from Metz's rep Cheryl McLean. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "A Timeline of That Bizarre Rumor About Chrissy Metz and Alison Brie," 7 Jan. 2019 This treatment is nothing new: All the way back in 2016, Kensington Palace issued an unprecedented statement on Prince Harry’s relationship with his then-girlfriend. Vogue, "Beyoncé and Jay-Z Just Made a Powerful Statement About Meghan Markle," 20 Feb. 2019 That’s when Reid issued a statement announcing the hiring of four new assistants and new responsibilities for three coaches kept in the fold. Dave Skretta, The Seattle Times, "Chiefs announce overhaul of defensive coaching staff," 19 Feb. 2019 Never mind that Kensington Palace released a statement denying any ill will between the women. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "The Latest Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton 'Feud' Rumor Doesn't Even Make Sense," 3 Jan. 2019 Sony was largely silent on the matter, before issuing a very tepid statement. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "The year in Fortnite," 18 Dec. 2018 Overnight, the simple act of dancing with her girlfriend turns into a political statement, something teens across the country have become all too familiar with. Megan Lasher, Seventeen, "LGBTQ Teens Share Their Experiences Attending Prom," 11 Feb. 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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