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
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up statement? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).