Definitions for: Statement


[n] a document showing credits and debits
[n] (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program
[n] a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true; "it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true"
[n] a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc; "according to his statement he was in London on that day"
[n] a nonverbal message; "a Cadillac makes a statement about who you are"; "his tantrums are a statement of his need for attention"
[n] (music) the presentation of a musical theme; "the initial statement of the sonata"
[n] the act of affirming or asserting or stating something



Webster (1913) Definition: State"ment, n.
1. The act of stating, reciting, or presenting, orally or in
paper; as, to interrupt a speaker in the statement of his
case.

2. That which is stated; a formal embodiment in language of
facts or opinions; a narrative; a recital. ``Admirable
perspicuity of statement!'' --Brougham.

Synonyms: affirmation, argument, assertion, command, financial statement, instruction, program line

See Also: account, account statement, accounting, adducing, agreement, amendment, announcement, annunciation, answer, assurance, augmentation, bank statement, bill, Bill of Rights, call, case, cautious statement, chemical formula, clincher, code, command line, comment, commentary, commercial document, commercial instrument, computer code, computer program, computer programme, con, condition, content, declaration, description, determiner, determining factor, diminution, earnings report, estimate, evidence, explanation, false statement, falsehood, falsity, forecasting, foretelling, formula, idea, income statement, invoice, last word, link, macro, macro instruction, mathematical statement, melodic theme, message, misstatement, musical theme, negation, operating statement, pleading, prediction, pro, proclamation, profit-and-loss statement, prognostication, program, programme, promulgation, proof, proposition, qualification, quotation, recital, remark, reply, representation, reservation, resolution, response, restatement, result, rhetorical question, say-so, solution, solvent, specious argument, speech act, subject matter, substance, summary, system error, term, theme, thing, toggle, true statement, truth, understanding, understatement, untruth, value statement, verbal description, word

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