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[ noun ] 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"

Used in print

(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 .

[ noun ] a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true




"it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true"

Used in print

(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 .

[ noun ] a nonverbal message


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

Used in print

(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 .

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[ noun ] (music) the presentation of a musical theme


"the initial statement of the sonata"

Used in print

(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 .

[ noun ] (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program
[ noun ] the act of affirming or asserting or stating something
[ noun ] (writing) a document showing credits and debits