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Etymology 1[edit]

From state +‎ -ment.


statement (plural statements)

  1. A declaration or remark.
  2. A presentation of opinion or position.
  3. (finance) A document that summarizes financial activity.
    a bank statement
  4. (computing) An instruction in a computer program, especially one that returns no value, as opposed to a function call.
    • 1981, Thomas C. Bartee, BASIC computer programming, page 110:
      In this section we will examine BASIC's primary statement for repeating a string of statements under program control: the FOR statement. Another statement, the NEXT statement, is always used with a FOR statement.
    • 1989, M. K. Roy, Debabrata Ghosh Dastidar, COBOL Programming (page 174)
      However, it is the responsibility of the programmer to ensure that the control ultimately reaches the last statement of the range.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Back-formation from statementing or back-formation from statemented.


statement (third-person singular simple present statements, present participle statementing, simple past and past participle statemented)

  1. (transitive) To provide an official document of a proposition, especially in the UK a Statement of Special Educational Needs.

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