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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.


Synonymsargument


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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