Definition of Statement

1. Noun. 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. Noun. A fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true. "It was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true"
Exact synonyms: Argument
Generic synonyms: Evidence
Specialized synonyms: Proof, Counterargument, Pro, Con, Case, Clincher, Determiner, Determining Factor, Adducing, Last Word, Specious Argument
Derivative terms: Argue, State

3. Noun. (music) the presentation of a musical theme. "The initial statement of the sonata"
Category relationships: Music
Generic synonyms: Idea, Melodic Theme, Musical Theme, Theme
Specialized synonyms: Augmentation, Diminution

4. Noun. A nonverbal message. "His tantrums are a statement of his need for attention"

5. Noun. The act of affirming or asserting or stating something.
Exact synonyms: Affirmation, Assertion
Generic synonyms: Speech Act
Specialized synonyms: Say-so
Derivative terms: Affirm, Affirm, Assert, Assert, State, State

6. Noun. (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program.
Exact synonyms: Command, Instruction, Program Line
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Generic synonyms: Code, Computer Code
Group relationships: Computer Program, Computer Programme, Program, Programme
Specialized synonyms: Call, Command Line, Link, Macro, Macro Instruction, System Error, Toggle

7. Noun. A document showing credits and debits.

Definition of Statement

1. n. The act of stating, reciting, or presenting, orally or in paper; as, to interrupt a speaker in the statement of his case.

Definition of Statement

1. Noun. A declaration or remark. ¹

2. Noun. A presentation of opinion or position. ¹

3. Noun. (finance) A document that summarizes financial activity. ¹

4. Noun. (computing) An instruction in a computer program. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To provide an official document of a proposition, especially in the UK a Statement of Special Educational Needs. ¹

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Definition of Statement

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Statement

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statement (current term)
statement of claim
statement of intent
statements of intent

Literary usage of Statement

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1. Annual Report by New York (State) Canal commissioners, New York (State), Canal Commissioners (1871)
"86-87 statement, awards of canal appraisers 84-85 MIDDLE DIVISION. Report Commissioner, Middle Division... 88-137 Appendix to same. Olmsted's report 138-158 ..."

2. Report by American Library Association War service (1919)
"Such a statement must wait until these operations, now in full swing, have been brought to a close; ... A detailed statement of this personnel is attached. ..."

3. Psychology, General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1917)
"General statement of the law. The law holds in general for all spheres of ... It has been expressed briefly in the statement, if the sensation is to ..."

4. Code of Law, Practice and Forms for Justices' and Other Inferior Courts in by Curtis Hillyer (1912)
"statement of cause—Want of form will not vitiate. 52. statement—Form. 53. ... Washington—statement of contestant to contain what. 55. ..."

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