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.
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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