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1 a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc; "according to his statement he was in London on that day"
2 a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true; "it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true" [syn: argument]
3 (music) the presentation of a musical theme; "the initial statement of the sonata"
4 a nonverbal message; "a Cadillac makes a statement about who you are"; "his tantrums are a statement of his need for attention"
5 the act of affirming or asserting or stating something [syn: affirmation, assertion]
6 (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program [syn: instruction, command, program line]
7 a document showing credits and debits [syn: financial statement]

User Contributed Dictionary





  1. a declaration or remark
  2. a presentation of opinion or position
  3. a document that summarizes financial activity
    a bank statement
  4. an instruction in a computer program


declaration or remark

Extensive Definition

Statement may refer to:
statement in German: Statement
statement in Yiddish: סטעיטמענט
statement in Finnish: Väittämä

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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