• WordNet 3.6
    • n statement a document showing credits and debits
    • n statement (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program
    • n statement a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true "it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true"
    • n statement 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 statement a nonverbal message "a Cadillac makes a statement about who you are","his tantrums are a statement of his need for attention"
    • n statement (music) the presentation of a musical theme "the initial statement of the sonata"
    • n statement the act of affirming or asserting or stating something
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The "if" and "then" parts of conditional ("if P then Q") statement are called the protasis (P) and apodosis (Q).
    • Statement That which is stated; a formal embodiment in language of facts or opinions; a narrative; a recital. "Admirable perspicuity of statement ."
    • Statement The act of stating, reciting, or presenting, orally or on paper; as, to interrupt a speaker in the statement of his case.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: To "testify" was based on men in the Roman court swearing to a statement made by swearing on their testicles.
    • n statement The act of stating, reciting, or presenting verbally or on paper.
    • n statement That which is stated; a formal embodiment in language of facts or opinions; a narrative; a recital; the expression of a fact or of an opinion; account; report: as, a verbal statement; a written statement; a bank statement; a doctrinal statement.
    • n statement In law, a formal narration of facts or an averment in judicial proceedings, as the allegations of a complaint or answer in a cause.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Statement the act of stating: that which is stated: a narrative or recital
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  • Hans Reichenbach
    Hans Reichenbach
    “No statement should be believed because it is made by an authority.”
  • Ancient Paradox
    Ancient Paradox
    “Only one thing is certain -- that is, nothing is certain. If this statement is true, it is also false.”
  • Ezra Pound
    “Any general statement is like a check drawn on a bank. Its value depends on what is there to meet it.”
  • Milan Kundera
    “I think, therefore I am is the statement of an intellectual who underrates toothaches.”
  • Leo Buscaglia
    “Each of our acts makes a statement as to our purpose.”
  • Johann Kaspar Lavater
    “To know yourself you have only to set down a true statement of those that ever loved or hated you.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. estat (Fr. état)—L. status, from stāre, stātum, to stand.


In literature:

Nevertheless, we learned soon after that the abused correspondent had been pretty nearly correct in his statement.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
Yet this statement would have been every bit as justifiable as his own.
"Are we Ruined by the Germans?" by Harold Cox
These statements need further elucidation, however.
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth
The boy asked if he could make a statement to the Court.
"Uncle Daniel's Story Of "Tom" Anderson And Twenty Great Battles" by John McElroy
The statement of them is the DEFINITION.
"Logic, Inductive and Deductive" by William Minto
An historical analysis will show the truth of the statement.
"The Technique of Fiction Writing" by Robert Saunders Dowst
Nothing could be more uncandid than this statement.
"Discussion on American Slavery" by George Thompson
It is a remarkable statement about the little ones.
"Dorothy Page" by Eldridge B. Hatcher
What was Jesus' statement to Nicodemus and how did he explain it?
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
The one statement I doubted, but the other was truth.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling

In poetry:

When you come to this time of abatement,
To this passing from Summer to Fall,
It is manners to issue a statement
As to what you got out of it all.
"The Little Old Lady In Lavender Silk" by Dorothy Parker
SILENT and amazed, even when a little boy,
I remember I heard the preacher every Sunday put God in his
As contending against some being or influence.
"A Child's Amaze" by Walt Whitman
They told their tales of wreck and wrong,
Of shame and lust and fraud,
They backed their toughest statements with
The Brimstone of the Lord,
And crackling oaths went to and fro
Across the fist-banged board.
"The Ballad of Fisher's Boarding-House" by Rudyard Kipling
Perchance some fervid plea may find
A heart to rise to its appeal;
Some statement rouse a dormant mind,
Or stir a spirit, quick to feel;
Nay, through some note of gentler tone
Even love may recognize its own.
"Influence" by John Lawson Stoddard
The children followed his old career -
(This statement can't be parried)
Of a highly respectable Gondolier:
Well, one of the two (who will soon be here) -
But WHICH of the two is not quite clear -
Is the Royal Prince you married!
"The Highly Respectable Gondolier" by William Schwenck Gilbert
She milked the cow - at least, she said she did.
There was the milk in proof; and God forbid
That I should doubt the statement in the least,
(I sympathised in private with the beast
Who said - but still, what does it matter now?)
She milked the cow.
"The Martyr of Bovinia" by C J Dennis

In news:

The US Olympic Committee said in a statement that Mathias died in his home in Fresno, Calif His brother said the cause was cancer.
Statement of Concern by Edison State College Faculty Senate.
In a statement released Tuesday, Moody's Investors Service lowered Nassau's bond rating from A1 to A2.
Go to or call 610-478-6150 to obtain copies of Berks County's "Friendly Understandable Financial Statement" for the year ended Dec 31, 2011.
Keith Price makes a 2012 statement.
Bow ties not just a fashion statement.
NFL issues statement after labor talks break off .
In his closing statement in the debate, President Obama promised to fight "every single day on behalf of the American people.".
Martell Webster's making a statement.
Updates with all votes counted in second paragraph, OSCE statement in last three paragraphs.
Too often, statements are taken out of context.
Judging by the frenzied claims of lawmakers like US representative Jackie Speier, enabling the Do Not Track feature ranks up there with locking doors and shredding credit card statements.
He had been suffering from blood cancer, a hospital statement said.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) released a statement acknowledging that Friday's jobs report "offered some encouraging news" but simply isn't good enough.
Copy and pass out the following two paragraphs:If I write the following statement: My best friend is wacky, how much do you really know about my friend.

In science:

There is no neccessary relation between the x in the first statement and the x in the second statement.
Bi-oriented Quantum Algebras, and a Generalized Alexander Polynomial for Virtual Links
The lemma remains true if we replace the first statement with the modified statement: RD A(∇f (η ))dη ≤ C .
Random Surfaces
It will therefore be enough to show that the modified first statement and the second statement together imply the conclusion.
Random Surfaces
For the second statement, by Lemma 4.1.7, it is enough to prove an analogous statement using V instead of V .
Random Surfaces
The above statement will be proved by the successive application of a statement formulated below.
An estimate about multiple stochastic integrals with respect to a normalized empirical measure