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STATEMENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does statement mean? 

STATEMENT (noun)
  The noun STATEMENT has 7 senses:

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
3. (music) the presentation of a musical theme
4. a nonverbal message
5. the act of affirming or asserting or stating something
6. (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program
7. a document showing credits and debits

  Familiarity information: STATEMENT used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


STATEMENT (noun)


Sense 1statement [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

according to his statement he was in London on that day

Hypernyms ("statement" is a kind of...):

content; message; subject matter; substance (what a communication that is about something is about)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "statement"):

comment; remark (a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief)

comment; commentary (a written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material)

cautious statement (a statement made with careful qualifications)

qualification; reservation (a statement that limits or restricts some claim)

understatement (a statement that is restrained in ironic contrast to what might have been said)

falsehood; falsity; untruth (a false statement)

quotation (a statement of the current market price of a security or commodity)

proposition ((logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false)

forecasting; foretelling; prediction; prognostication (a statement made about the future)

rhetorical question (a statement that is formulated as a question but that is not supposed to be answered)

misstatement (a statement that contains a mistake)

restatement (a revised statement)

recital (a detailed statement giving facts and figures)

assurance (a statement intended to inspire confidence)

declaration (a statement of taxable goods or of dutiable properties)

representation (a factual statement made by one party in order to induce another party to enter into a contract)

chemical formula; formula (a representation of a substance using symbols for its constituent elements)

estimate (a statement indicating the likely cost of some job)

condition; term ((usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement)

agreement; understanding (the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises)

negation (a negative statement; a statement that is a refusal or denial of some other statement)

announcement; promulgation (a public statement about something that is happening or going to happen)

Bill of Rights (a statement of fundamental rights and privileges (especially the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution))

announcement; annunciation; declaration; proclamation (a formal public statement)

declaration (a statement that is emphatic and explicit (spoken or written))

description; verbal description (a statement that represents something in words)

true statement; truth (a true statement)

thing (a statement regarded as an object)

amendment (a statement that is added to or revises or improves a proposal or document (a bill or constitution etc.))

pleading ((law) a statement in legal and logical form stating something on behalf of a party to a legal proceeding)

sum-up; summary (a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form)

formula (a conventionalized statement expressing some fundamental principle)

mathematical statement (a statement of a mathematical relation)

answer; reply; response (a statement (either spoken or written) that is made in reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation)

answer; resolution; result; solution; solvent (a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem)

representation (a statement of facts and reasons made in appealing or protesting)

value statement (a statement of the desirability of something)

explanans ((logic) statements that explain the explicandum; the explanatory premises)

explanandum; explicandum ((logic) a statement of something (a fact or thing or expression) to be explained)

account; explanation (a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.)

word (a brief statement)

bid; bidding ((bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make)


Sense 2statement [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

argument; statement

Context example:

it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true

Hypernyms ("statement" is a kind of...):

evidence (an indication that makes something evident)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "statement"):

specious argument (an argument that appears good at first view but is really fallacious)

last word (the final statement in a verbal argument)

adducing (citing as evidence or proof)

clincher; determiner; determining factor (an argument that is conclusive)

case (a statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument)

con (an argument opposed to a proposal)

pro (an argument in favor of a proposal)

counterargument (an argument offered in opposition to another argument)

proof (a formal series of statements showing that if one thing is true something else necessarily follows from it)


Sense 3statement [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(music) the presentation of a musical theme

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

the initial statement of the sonata

Hypernyms ("statement" is a kind of...):

idea; melodic theme; musical theme; theme ((music) melodic subject of a musical composition)

Domain category:

music (an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "statement"):

augmentation (the statement of a theme in notes of greater duration (usually twice the length of the original))

diminution (the statement of a theme in notes of lesser duration (usually half the length of the original))


Sense 4statement [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A nonverbal message

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context examples:

a Cadillac makes a statement about who you are / his tantrums are a statement of his need for attention

Hypernyms ("statement" is a kind of...):

content; message; subject matter; substance (what a communication that is about something is about)


Sense 5statement [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of affirming or asserting or stating something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

affirmation; assertion; statement

Hypernyms ("statement" is a kind of...):

speech act (the use of language to perform some act)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "statement"):

say-so (one chap's arbitrary assertion)


Sense 6statement [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

program line; instruction; statement; command

Hypernyms ("statement" is a kind of...):

code; computer code ((computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions)

Domain category:

computer science; computing (the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "statement"):

toggle (any instruction that works first one way and then the other; it turns something on the first time it is used and then turns it off the next time)

system error (an instruction that is either not recognized by an operating system or is in violation of the procedural rules)

macro; macro instruction (a single computer instruction that results in a series of instructions in machine language)

link ((computing) an instruction that connects one part of a program or an element on a list to another program or list)

command line (commands that a user types in order to run an application)

call (an instruction that interrupts the program being executed)

Holonyms ("statement" is a part of...):

computer program; computer programme; program; programme ((computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute)


Sense 7statement [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A document showing credits and debits

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

financial statement; statement

Hypernyms ("statement" is a kind of...):

commercial document; commercial instrument (a document of or relating to commerce)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "statement"):

bank statement (a periodic statement prepared by a bank for each client)

account; bill; invoice (an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered)

account; account statement; accounting (a statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance)

earnings report; income statement; operating statement; profit-and-loss statement (a financial statement that gives operating results for a specific period)


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