Definition of statment
1. statement [ n ] a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc
Examples: "according to his statement he was in London on that day"
(James Boylan, "Mutinity"...)
The statement was effective .
(David Boroff, "Jewish Teen-Age Culture"...)
`` We were brought_up that way '' was one statement which won general assent .
(Dan McLachlan, Jr., "Communication Networks and...)
As a word of caution , we should be aware that in actual practice no message is purely one of the four types , question , command , statement , or exclamation .
This sentence would have most_of the characteristics of a question , but it has some of the characteristics of a statement because the questioner has conveyed the fact that he has no faith in his own timepiece or the one attached to his car .
No questions , statements , or explanations are permitted - only commands .Synonyms statement Related Terms message thing word condition remark explanation answer description solution agreement proposition announcement truth comment summary declaration restatement formula announcement estimate formula value_statement assurance amendment falsehood reservation understatement prediction explanandum recital representation declaration representation quotation Bill_of_Rights pleading cautious_statement explanans bid misstatement rhetorical_question negation mathematical_statement state
2. statement [ n ] a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true
Examples: "it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true"
(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)
The statement is often made that when Bultmann argues in this way , he `` overestimates the intellectual stumbling-block which myth is supposed to put in the way of accepting the Christian faith '' .
But this statement is completely unconvincing .
(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)
There is no justification for systematizing the random statements of Irenaeus about the image of God beyond this , nor for reading into his imprecise usage the later theological distinction between the image of God ( humanity ) and the similitude of God ( immortality ) .
(Kenneth Hoffman and Ray Kunze, Linear Al...)
This completes the proof of statement ( a ) .
(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)
The sheriff and District_Attorney_Mills hastily swore_out a number of warrants against men who had been riding about armed , according_to signed statements by Chavez and Dr._I._P._George , and ordered Deputy_Barney_Clark of Raton to rescue the posseman .Synonyms argument statement Related Terms evidence case proof con last_word specious_argument pro adducing clincher counterargument submit
3. statement [ n ] a nonverbal message
Examples: "a Cadillac makes a statement about who you are" "his tantrums are a statement of his need for attention"
(Harold Searles, "Schizophrenic Communication,"...)
Here a variety of meanings and emotions are concentrated , or reduced , in their communicative expression , to some comparatively simple seeming verbal or nonverbal statement .Synonyms statement Related Terms message
4. statement [ n ] (music) the presentation of a musical theme
Examples: "the initial statement of the sonata"
(High Fidelity, 11:10...)
Those accustomed to broader , more romantic statements of the symphony can be expected to react strongly when they hear this one .Synonyms statement Related Terms theme diminution augmentation music
5. statement [ n ] (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer programSynonyms command statement program_line instruction Related Terms code call toggle command_line macro system_error link program computer_science
6. statement [ n ] the act of affirming or asserting or stating somethingSynonyms assertion statement affirmation Related Terms speech_act say-so submit affirm affirm insist
7. statement [ n ] a document showing credits and debitsSynonyms financial_statement statement Related Terms commercial_document bill account income_statement bank_statement
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