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English noun: statement

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

SamplesAccording to his statement he was in London on that day.

Broader (hypernym)content, message, subject matter, substance

Narrower (hyponym)account, agreement, amendment, announcement, announcement, annunciation, answer, answer, assurance, bid, bidding, Bill of Rights, cautious statement, chemical formula, comment, comment, commentary, condition, declaration, declaration, declaration, description, estimate, explanandum, explanans, explanation, explicandum, falsehood, falsity, forecasting, foretelling, formula, formula, input, mathematical statement, misstatement, negation, pleading, prediction, proclamation, prognostication, promulgation, proposition, qualification, quotation, recital, remark, reply, representation, representation, reservation, resolution, response, restatement, result, rhetorical question, solution, solvent, sum-up, summary, term, thing, true statement, truth, understanding, understatement, untruth, value statement, verbal description, word

2. statement (communication) a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true

SamplesIt was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true.


Broader (hypernym)evidence

Narrower (hyponym)adducing, case, clincher, con, counterargument, determiner, determining factor, last word, pro, proof, specious argument

3. statement (communication) (music) the presentation of a musical theme

SamplesThe initial statement of the sonata.

Broader (hypernym)idea, melodic theme, musical theme, theme

Narrower (hyponym)augmentation, diminution

Domain categorymusic

4. statement (communication) a nonverbal message

SamplesA Cadillac makes a statement about who you are.
His tantrums are a statement of his need for attention.

Broader (hypernym)content, message, subject matter, substance

5. statement (communication) the act of affirming or asserting or stating something

Synonymsaffirmation, assertion

Broader (hypernym)speech act

Narrower (hyponym)say-so

6. statement (communication) (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program

Synonymscommand, instruction, program line

Broader (hypernym)code, computer code

Narrower (hyponym)call, command line, link, macro, macro instruction, system error, toggle

Part meronymcomputer program, computer programme, program, programme

Domain categorycomputer science, computing

7. statement (communication) a document showing credits and debits

Synonymsfinancial statement

Broader (hypernym)commercial document, commercial instrument

Narrower (hyponym)account, account, account statement, accounting, bank statement, bill, earnings report, income statement, invoice, operating statement, profit-and-loss statement

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