Meaning of STATEMENT in English

STATEMENT

/stayt"meuhnt/ , n.

1. something stated.

2. a communication or declaration in speech or writing, setting forth facts, particulars, etc.

3. a single sentence or assertion: I agree with everything you said except for your last statement.

4. Com. an abstract of an account, as one rendered to show the balance due.

5. an appearance of a theme, subject, or motif within a musical composition.

6. the act or manner of stating something.

7. the communication of an idea, position, mood, or the like through something other than words: The furniture in the room makes a statement about the occupant's love of color. Walking out of the meeting will be a statement of our refusal to submit.

8. Computers. an instruction or other elementary component in a high-level programming language.

[ 1765-75; STATE (v.) + -MENT ]

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