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Usage statistics for the noun statement:

conversational speech7.5%task-oriented speech92.5%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun statement:

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Definition of the noun statement

What does statement mean as a name of something?

Statement is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: statements

  1. a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc
  2. a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of statement: argument
    • more generic word: evidence = an indication that makes something evident
    • more specific terms:
      • proof = a formal series of statements showing that if one thing is true something else necessarily follows from it
      • counterargument = an argument offered in opposition to another argument
      • pro = an argument in favor of a proposal
      • con = an argument opposed to a proposal
      • case = a statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument
      • determining factor / determiner / clincher = an argument that is conclusive
      • adducing = citing as evidence or proof
      • last word = the final statement in a verbal argument
      • specious argument = an argument that appears good at first view but is really fallacious
  3. (music) the presentation of a musical theme
  4. a nonverbal message
    • examples: a Cadillac makes a statement about who you are | his tantrums are a statement of his need for attention
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic terms: content / message / subject matter / substance = what a communication that is about something is about
  5. the act of affirming or asserting or stating something
  6. (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program
    • domain: computer science / computing
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonyms of statement: command / instruction / program line
    • more generic terms: code / computer code = the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions
    • more specific terms:
      • call = an instruction that interrupts the program being executed
      • command line = commands that a user types in order to run an application
      • link = an instruction that connects one part of a program or an element on a list to another program or list
      • macro instruction / macro = a single computer instruction that results in a series of instructions in machine language
      • system error = an instruction that is either not recognized by an operating system or is in violation of the procedural rules
      • toggle = any instruction that works first one way and then the other
    • part of: computer program / computer programme / program / programme = a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute
  7. a document showing credits and debits

Alternative definition of the noun statement


  1. A declaration or remark.
  2. A presentation of opinion or position.
  3. [finance] A document that summarizes financial activity.
  4. [computing] An instruction in a computer program.

Definition of the verb statement

What does statement mean as a doing word?


  1. [transitive] To provide an official document of a proposition, especially in the UK a Statement of Special Educational Needs.


  1. "Statement" a.k.a. "The Statement" is a 2003 drama film directed by Norman Jewison and starring Michael Caine. It is based on a 1996 novel by Brian Moore, with a screenplay written by Ronald Harwood.
  2. "Statement" is a short film.


  1. "Statement" is the major label debut album released by the four-piece rock/metal music group, Nonpoint, and their third studio release overall. This was their first album released through MCA Records. The album debuted No. 166 on the Billboard 200 charts.
  2. "Statement" is a single by Japanese experimental band Boris. The A-side "Statement" was a preview of things to come on their full-length album Smile, which was released on Diwphalanx Records and Southern Lord Records in 2008. The B-side "Floor Shaker" is an unreleased song exclusive to this single. The logo on the cover is a tribute to the American black metal band Von, who use the same font and insert the same pentagram into the O.
  3. "Statement" is a composition.
  4. "Statement" is a musical album of Bjørn Lynne.
    • released in (11 years ago)
  5. "Statement" is a musical album of Ini Kamoze.
    • released in (31 years ago)
  6. "Statement" is a musical album of Controlled Analogue Programming.
    • released on (13 years ago)
  7. "Statement" is a musical album of Reidar Larsen.
    • released in (21 years ago)
  8. "Statement" is a musical single of Boris.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  9. "Statement" is a musical single of Poison Girls.
    • released in (35 years ago)
  10. "Statement" is a musical album of reADJUST.
    • released in (8 years ago)
  11. "Statement" is a musical album of Mind over MIDI.
    • released in (12 years ago)


Statement is a musical group.

  • members:
  • albums: "Prepare for Battle", "No Faith No Fear / Who Won the Human Race?"


  1. Statement: In computer programming a statement is the smallest standalone element of an imperative programming language which expresses some action to be carried out. A program written in such a language is formed by a sequence of one or more statements. A statement will have internal components.
    • also known as 陳述
  2. Statement: In logic, a statement is either a meaningful declarative sentence that is either true or false, or that which a true or false declarative sentence asserts. In the latter case, a statement is distinct from a sentence in that a sentence is only one formulation of a statement, whereas there may be many other formulations expressing the same statement.
    • also known as 陈述

Phrases with Statement

  1. Statement of Claim
  2. bank statement
  3. true statement
  4. value statement
  5. income statement
  6. Vision Statement
  7. account statement
  8. Fashion Statement
  9. Mission statement
  10. Purpose Statement
  11. cautious statement
  12. financial statement
  13. operating statement
  14. Reflexive Statement
  15. Motherhood Statement
  16. mathematical statement
  17. profit-and-loss statement

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Statement

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Google previewCode of Federal Regulations (2001)


of this section, the consolidated group's applicable financial statement is the statement prepared by L, M and N. Erample 9. Corporation O is 60 percent owned by corporation P and 40 percent owned by ...

Google previewSystems of Formal Logic (2012)

by L.H. Hackstaff

Alternative 1: the statement is an axiom. An axiom is a statement which is taken as...

Google previewRural Nursing (2013)

Concepts, Theory, and Practice, Fourth Edition by Charlene A. Winters, PhD, APRN, ACNS-BC

The first statement is that rural dwellers define health primarily as the ability to work, to be productive, and to do usual tasks. The ethnographic data indicate that rural persons place little emphasis on the comfort, cosmetic, and life-prolonging ...

Google previewRobust Reality (2011)

An Essay in Formal Ontology by George Englebretsen

statement is a sentence used by a person on a particular occasion to express a proposition for which a truth-claim is ( implicitly) made. Any given statement is an artifact. Its matter is a sentence token.

Google previewManagement Accounting (2011)

by Bhattacharyya Debarshi

Fund Flow Statement Fund Flow Statement is a summarized statement generally prepared at the end of an accounting year showing therein the inflows and outflows of the fund of an enterprise during that accounting year. In this context ...

Google previewThe Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America (1997)

by Internal Revenue Service, United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Transportation, Treasury, the Judiciary, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies

statement is a certified audited financial statement.

Google previewPhilosophy and Psychoanalysis

'The meaning of a statement is the method of its verification.' Some philosophers bring out this principle with confidence and satisfaction; others are1 utterly opposed to it and cannot ...

Google previewThe Managerial Leadership Bible (2015)

Learning the Strategic, Organizational, and Tactical Skills Everyone Needs Today by Jeffrey Magee

The departmental mission statement is the second map to be developed. Once the overall organization has developed its map—the organizational mission statement—each department, work unit, and team needs to set aside time to review ...

Google previewPHP, MySQL, JavaScript & HTML5 All-in-One For Dummies (2013)

by Steve Suehring, Janet Valade

The echo statement is a PHP statement that you'll use frequently. The output is simply the text that's included between the double quotes. When the PHP section is processed, it's replaced with the output. In this case, the output is <p>Hello ...

Google previewThe Business of Medical Practice (2010)

Transformational Health 2.0 Skills for Doctors, Third Edition by David E. Marcinko, MBA, CFP, CMP

PRACTICE MISSION STATEMENT The mission statement is an important and fundamental document that reminds doctors...

Google previewMachine Learning (2012)

A Probabilistic Perspective by Kevin P. Murphy

For example, the above statement means that, if we flip the coin ...

Google previewThe International Dictionary of Artificial Intelligence (1999)

by William J. Raynor

The earnings statement remains unaffected. When inventory is carried at historical rates, however, an exposure is created. It produces a gain on the balance sheet, because the reduction in the payable is not offset by a corresponding drop in ...

Google previewInternational Dictionary of Insurance and Finance (1999)

by John Clark

statement Written report often taken as an official or legal document. statement of account Not to be confused with stated account, a document ...

Google previewDictionary of Banking and Finance (2009)

Over 9,000 terms clearly defined by Bloomsbury Publishing

itemised statement itemiseitemise /aitəmaiz/, itemize verb to make a detailed list of things Itemising the salesfigures will take about two days. itemisedaccountitemised account /aitəmaizd ə | kaυnt/ noun a detailed record of money paid or owed ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Law (2009)

by Elizabeth A. Martin

The Criminal Justice Act 2003 specifically preserves the common law rules relating tothe admissibility of res gestae in this second sense by providing that in criminal proceedings a statement isadmissible as evidence of any matter stated if : (1) ...

Google previewThe Focal Encyclopedia of Photography (2013)

by Michael R. Peres

Statement. The Focal Encyclopedia ofPhotography, Fourth Edition, has been designed to be the definitive reference book for students, practitioners, and researchers of photography as well as digital imaging practitioners who work in business, ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words (2008)

by Diagram Group

aphorism A brief, witty statement of a general truth. assonance Use of words which repeat similar vowel sounds. bathos Sudden ...

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Sharon Dimond's Artist Statement in BSL (British Sign Language)

Quotes about Statement

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth. (Niels Bohr)
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Scrabble value of S1T1A1T1E1M3E1N1T1

The value of this 9-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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