Meaning of STATEMENT in English

STATEMENT

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a bank statement (= a written statement of how much you have in a bank account )

I get a written bank statement once a month.

a bold statement/assertion/claim

In a surprisingly bold statement, the couple said they had no intention of marrying.

a policy statement

There has been no policy statement on this from the French government.

bank statement

clarify issues/a statement/matters etc

Could you clarify one or two points for me?

Reporters asked him to clarify his position say exactly what his beliefs are on welfare reform.

contradictory messages/statements/demands etc

The public is being fed contradictory messages about the economy.

cryptic remark/comment/statement etc

a cryptic note at the end of the letter

factual information/knowledge/statements etc

Libraries are stores of factual information.

fashion statement

Mobile phones make a big fashion statement.

fraudulent statement

a fraudulent statement

issued...statement

Silva issued a statement denying all knowledge of the affair.

joint statement

The two ministers have issued a joint statement .

mission statement

Use a personal mission statement to chart your career course.

prepared statement

The President read out a prepared statement .

provocative comment/remark/statement

The minister’s provocative remarks were widely reported in the press.

the statement/testimony of a witness (= what a witness says )

The testimony of one witness led to his conviction.

thesis statement

a paragraph introducing your thesis statement

took...statement

The police took a statement from both witnesses.

written agreement/reply/statement/report etc

Please send a cheque with written confirmation of your booking.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

brief

The columns are headed by brief statements of key activities in that stage of the project, laid out in logical order.

He issued a brief statement late Monday noting that he had discussed the matter with Rep.

I conclude this paper with a brief statement about thematic work.

Nunn, who is retiring at the end of the year, explained his vote switch in a brief written statement .

He failed to do so in his brief statement from the Dispatch Box.

These and all other consultants should be listed by name, title and a brief statement of relevant experience.

Chapter 2 makes brief statements about value bias, too many variables not enough countries, and equivalence.

Aronoff, who asked to be arraigned today, appeared before the media for just minutes Thursday to read a brief statement .

clear

I think it has an important function in providing a clear statement of a furniture-maker's design philosophy.

Again, it is crucial that a clear specific statement or set of statements be made.

A Will is simply a clear statement about how your money and possessions are to be divided when you die.

Statement of objectives: clear statements of what departments were setting out to do were required.

To reject such a clear statement of opinion and fact by doctors would be unreasonable.

This was an unusually clear and succinct statement of assumptions which had been current for generations.

Putting it at its simplest it should be at least a clear mission statement which the whole organisation understands.

By making their status as speech acts clear , these statements are both more direct and more impolite.

false

Similarly subsequent facts will not make a false statement true.

The grand jury indicted Aronoff, R-Cincinnati, and Riffe, D-Wheelersburg, on two counts of filing a false statement .

This individual is not required to show how he or she was injured by the false statements .

It can only be activated when a false statement actually damages a reputation.

A false statement is viewed as a lie regardless of the intent.

For example, listening comprehension may be measured by circling true or false after each statement which is heard.

financial

It would be necessary to make full disclosure of the arrangement in the financial statements .

During the deposition, Symington defended the use of the $ 67. 5 million Esplanade appraisal in his 1990 financial statement .

The financial statement will be ready for the A.G.M. The donations from the general public show a decrease on previous years.

Have an up-to-date credit report and, if needed, a financial statement from parents.

The consolidated financial statements include those of the Company and all its subsidiaries made up to the end of the financial year.

A financial disclosure statement of Sen.&038;.

What disclosure should be made in the respective companies' financial statements ?

The material involved may go to show how accurate were the company's financial statements and how accurate were any representations made.

general

It is difficult to evaluate this very general statement .

This sequence of topics begins with a very general statement and continue to narrow down to very specific detailed material.

An extravagant signal could be a general statement of a male's ability to cope.

In fact, a more general statement must hold, namely that no signal is permitted to travel outside the light cone.

Since we can never investigate all protons, any general statement about them whatsoever must depend upon a principle of this sort.

Accordingly, a number of migration theories and general statements have been formulated over the years, as shown in Table 5.1.

They accepted it as a general statement of how things were in the past.

It is therefore prudent to examine both periods in turn before attempting to produce any general statements about rural population change.

joint

The two issued a joint statement calling for the continuation of negotiations between the two blocs.

A joint statement to that effect was issued afterwards.

The six-point joint statement also agreed on co-operation in shipping, communications, scientific surveys, and combating piracy and drug trafficking.

After his lunchtime lecture from a furious Mr Major, he agreed a joint statement calling for talks to re-start immediately.

official

An official statement the companies were hammering out also at press time was unlikely to clarify that point.

By contrast, the Justus Township standoff has been notable for the lack of any official statements .

Journalistic speculation and inference about official statements are not protected.

Amtrak refused to confirm that date Wednesday, saying an official statement will be made today.

Government documents and official statements concerning integration are replete with romantic and ill-defined language.

The various official statements are unhelpful in practice.

At least four official statements have been made by the United Kingdom.

However the pressures are such that in many countries no clear unambiguous official statement is available.

personal

Tomorrow, Mr Kinnock will make a personal statement about his future as leader of the Labour Party.

I use the pronoun I to make it a personal statement .

There has still been no clear personal statement from the Prime Minister.

The photographs have all the encoded language of fashion iconography, yet seem to wish to express some more personal aesthetic statement .

I wish to refer to the personal statement which the Secretary of State made.

Against the odds, she succeeds in making an intimate personal statement out of tunes that are almost public property.

public

These privileges attach to reports of public statements and public documents.

At the meetings, as in their public statements , they tended to personalize the issues.

In a rare public statement , the tough undercover soldiers - whose motto is Who Dares Wins - have apologised.

By 1988, the regime was forced to issue public statements denying it intended to destroy any more religious sites.

Under pressure from Muccio, Rhee qualified his previous remarks in a further public statement .

Charfi had never before put his name to such a public statement .

A number of prominent politicians made public statements supporting Stolpe, including the federal President, Richard von Weizsäcker.

He makes it clear that both the official guidance and Yeo's public statements are not supportable in law.

written

The hearing was adjourned to allow all parties to submit written statements by April 24.

Such a right instilled trust in the written statements by carriers and encouraged consignees to deal with distant and unknown sellers.

The appeal will be dealt with by an exchange of written statements .

Difficult concepts can be illustrated on a hand-out as diagrams or graphs, backed up by short, clear, written statements .

Further details were set out in the written statement published on 13 November.

The initial approach should be made informally; thereafter you may submit a written statement of your grievance.

Ideally the combined written statement and budget estimate should stand as the Development or Corporate Plan of the governing body.

They had given him one written statement .

■ NOUN

bank

She ran a sticky finger down the monthly balance-sheet, then checked the figures against the handwritten bank statement .

Two weeks ago, Leavey glanced at the bank statements NationsBank was sending to Dena.

After the couple's death police discovered bank statements which showed they paid the builders £23,000 for it.

On your bank statement , it will show up as $ 47, 395.

And don't forget: keep a record of your order, so you can balance it against your bank statement .

Sands opened the bank statement first.

Tax inspectors should be empowered to examine a man's bank statement as well as his credit-card dealings.

fashion

Reporting from the international catwalks, Meredith Etherington-Smith has defined and simplified this season's fashion statements , beginning on page 261.

Tonight, you might take the shaved head as a fashion statement .

The textiles from Qawrighul are more than a fashion statement .

The Minipod is more than a fashion statement .

No fashion statements with the Mary Chain.

Now it was to become a fashion statement for the world.

But one man stands alone, and he's making his own fashion statement .

Even Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garcons, high priestess of the black fashion statement , is designing in color.

mission

Putting it at its simplest it should be at least a clear mission statement which the whole organisation understands.

Your clearly defined mission statement will help you to focus on what you really want out of your entrepreneurial life.

Schools are encouraged to produce a mission statement resulting from widespread discussion of the school's raisond'etre.

Can you create a mission statement that is a reflection of your personal and business goals in two sentences or less?

This becomes part of your mission statement and will help you focus as your business grows.

Develop a mission statement of two sentences or less that clearly defines your definition of personal and business success.

observation

An observation statement is one made in response to certain stimuli and strongly verifiable by appeal to the occurrence of such stimuli.

This example clearly illustrates the theory dependence and hence fallibility of observation statements .

It was stressed in Chapter 3 that observation statements must be formulated in the language of some theory.

The claims of the falsificationist are seriously undermined by the fact that observation statements are theory-dependent and fallible.

So, as well as being probably infinite in length, the list of conditional observation statements was probably rather vague in content.

However, I do not wish to claim that it follows from this that observation statements should play no role in science.

I am not urging that all observation statements should be discarded because they are fallible.

We might assume that perceptual experiences of some kind are directly accessible to an observer, but observation statements certainly are not.

policy

Robert Blatchford's socialism became codified in Labour's founding policy statements and has become known as Labourism.

After its experience with the disease, the public utility company issued an AIDS-specific policy statement and set of guidelines.

Recent policy statements have been even more succinct.

Without laws, thoughtful policy statements are merely well-meaning rhetoric.

Rainbow was developed in 1989 as a multi-cultural education policy statement to create anti-bias lessons.

But the demands and realities of Presidential office should cause him to consider his foreign policy statements more carefully.

The Secret Committee - now called the Main Committee - produced two very different policy statements in the course of the year.

■ VERB

contain

Some sources, especially primary ones, may contain statements made in error.

Evidence of this surfaces in the opening page of the preface to the Almagest which contains a revealing statement worthy of quotation.

The Judicial Statistics contain a statement of the average amount at which bills are taxed in a particular year.

The latest twist in a deteriorating relationship between police and loyalist activists was contained in a statement issued to Sunday Life yesterday.

In addition each of the gospels contains contradictory statements about the same event.

Access to files sometimes leads people to worry that they will be sued if the record contains unprovable statements .

A share certificate will contain two statements on which the company will know that reliance may be placed.

include

Those that have not yet been spent should be included on the completion statement , but not on the bill.

You should always include statements about feelings of relief and self-confidence.

It includes also some illuminating statements by the poets themselves on their aesthetic outlook and their place in literary history.

If there are no such circumstances, the notice of resignation must include a statement to that effect.

This may include a statement confirming that the animals are healthy and fit to travel and an import licence.

issue

The attacks are every bit as alarming to local unionist politicians who have been quick to issue statements of condemnation.

He issued a brief statement late Monday noting that he had discussed the matter with Rep.

Years ago that disappeared, and today official bodies are always being asked to issue statements on safety issues.

After its experience with the disease, the public utility company issued an AIDS-specific policy statement and set of guidelines.

Normally, a prime minister's office would issue a statement about an editor.

On December 31, Herrera issued a final statement to the nation.

Sony has issued a statement defending itself.

Other building societies said they were considering their options and would issue statements later today.

make

Johnson said, making a statement instead of a question.

A supplementary statement may be necessary, for example, where further relevant events have occurred since the original statement was made .

In the second half of the year almost every manager made that statement to me, almost verbatim.

What he did not know until late on was that his former Chancellor was to make a statement on his resignation.

We had a chance to make a statement .

Fashionable hotels usually make their statement by treating guests grandly.

prepare

These investments have therefore been treated as cash equivalents in preparing the cash flow statement reflecting the liquid nature of the investments.

In a prepared statement , one targeted member, Sen.

The Shop Officers and Mary Purcell would prepare a statement . 4.

Most of the speakers were women and many had prepared lengthy and detailed statements of their views.

Note that this aggregation applies whether or not the parent prepares consolidated financial statements .

read

He was close to tears when he started to read a statement in which he opened his heart as never before.

Aronoff, who asked to be arraigned today, appeared before the media for just minutes Thursday to read a brief statement .

And looking tense and grim-faced, he walked slowly to the pulpit and read a statement from a small piece of paper.

He read a statement charging that the prosecution meant to destroy the Moon family.

Andrew Beattie's wife saw the secretary of state read the statement on television.

They, too, saw the secretary of state read the statement .

I simultaneously read a statement like that from Guru Nanak, Guru of Sikhs, a very spiritual man.

say

The hon. Gentleman said that my statement was a blow against consultation.

Alan Bannister, 39, said in a final statement .

President and Chief Executive Dan Case said in a statement .

The financing is backed by a letter of credit from Societe General, Bancomext said in the statement .

Which is not to say that statements of fact had no implications of principle.

Shoemaker said Friday in a statement issued by Santa Anita.

Medical Technology Systems said in a statement .

write

An employee who is refused a written statement can go to an industrial tribunal to enforce their right to receive one.

Hayworth faxed a written statement before he left, but declined to respond to reporters' questions.

The resulting income statement , Exhibit 4. 7, is essentially a written statement of the closing process.

The judge rejected his request and ordered his written statement impounded.

The physicians who wrote these statements were the leading specialists of the time.

Can you write down your mission statement in one or two sentences?

Clinton said in a written statement .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

bald statement/facts/truth

And the truth was - the bald truth was - Lori was crazy about him.

Historians do not make bald statements and always attempt to substantiate their point.

The bald truth is he did the wrong thing, but perhaps he had some of the right reasons.

The account relied more heavily on innuendo than bald statement but the message was clear.

We recognised that the bald statement in the preceding paragraph requires amplification.

blanket statement/rule/ban etc

Cine Blitz International publisher Rajesh Mehra attacked the blanket ban.

His support for a 15-month blanket ban on strikes suggests that he is still not wholly aware of this fact.

One of the most urgent measures is a blanket ban on all animal and bone meal in animal feed.

The ban is a blanket ban covering all marches or all marches of a particular class such as political marches.

The existing blacklist of substances not to be dumped at sea would be superseded by the blanket ban.

The idea behind this imposition of blanket bans was to prevent the temptation to discriminate against particular marches.

The state bar would prefer to set a blanket rule governing all types of lawyers.

They already had been instructed to avoid Simpson coverage, but Fujisaki expanded his order to a blanket ban on all news.

evidence/statements etc to the contrary

But it also held evidence to the contrary .

Despite all evidence to the contrary , the list price of the SE-40 is $ 980.

Despite the evidence to the contrary , most of Monday morning's newspapers subscribed to the Army's version.

Indeed, there is a good deal of evidence to the contrary .

This, despite the evidence to the contrary that had surfaced since the Fort Lauderdale conference.

Though many more polar homeotherms have been examined since then, evidence to the contrary has been slight.

True he was not, so far as we know, misogynist: there is evidence to the contrary .

Without evidence to the contrary , it may be unwise to go against the behavior suggested as appropriate by the myth.

personal mission statement

sweeping statement/generalization

He prefers a complicated sentence to a sweeping statement.

Of course, this is usually so, but I am having little niggling doubts about such a sweeping statement.

This is a sweeping statement which makes little obvious sense on first reading, so let us dissect it more carefully.

sworn statement/evidence/testimony etc

The application was based on a sworn statement from a lay midwife who said she attended his birth in La Paloma.

The reports were based on sworn statements of graduates of the camp, whose seven-month training including the use of explosives.

This is confirmed by her not going against her sworn statement, unlawfully though it had been extracted from her.

This meant that sworn statements by Mitchell, Stans and others would not be made public before the election.

Years later her parents made a sworn statement testifying that the couple had met in July 1917.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a bank statement

According to its financial statement , the company made a profit of $15 million last year.

In a statement , the BBC admitted that it had given incorrect information.

The President will make a statement to the press this afternoon.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Aversion relief statements are also included here.

Mr. Speaker I will take points of order after the statement .

Once again, in his autumn statement yesterday, the Chancellor of the Exchequer was forecasting an economic upturn.

Shevardnadze did not repeat in public or in his internal report his most emphatic statement in Pyongyang.

The boffin claims to be able to lower bust-up ratios by analysing responses to statements about their lifestyles.

The company gave no year-ago figures in its statement .

The Court relied upon lack of protest coupled with public statements of the position, preferring overt behaviour to formal requirements.

This becomes part of your mission statement and will help you focus as your business grows.

II. adjective

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

evidence/statements etc to the contrary

But it also held evidence to the contrary .

Despite all evidence to the contrary , the list price of the SE-40 is $ 980.

Despite the evidence to the contrary , most of Monday morning's newspapers subscribed to the Army's version.

Indeed, there is a good deal of evidence to the contrary .

This, despite the evidence to the contrary that had surfaced since the Fort Lauderdale conference.

Though many more polar homeotherms have been examined since then, evidence to the contrary has been slight.

True he was not, so far as we know, misogynist: there is evidence to the contrary .

Without evidence to the contrary , it may be unwise to go against the behavior suggested as appropriate by the myth.

personal mission statement

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