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Meaning of statement

state•ment

Pronunciation: (stāt'munt), [key]
— 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. 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. an instruction or other elementary component in a high-level programming language.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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