Etymology
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statement (n.)

1775, "what is stated," from state (v.) + -ment. From 1789 as "action of stating;" 1885 in the commercial sense "document displaying debits and credits."

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Definitions of statement

statement (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
statement (n.)
a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true;
Synonyms: argument
statement (n.)
(music) the presentation of a musical theme;
the initial statement of the sonata
statement (n.)
a nonverbal message;
his tantrums are a statement of his need for attention
a Cadillac makes a statement about who you are
statement (n.)
the act of affirming or asserting or stating something;
Synonyms: affirmation / assertion
statement (n.)
(computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program;
Synonyms: instruction / command / program line
statement (n.)
a document showing credits and debits;
Synonyms: financial statement
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