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Etymology 1[edit]

From state +‎ -ment.


statement (plural statements)

  1. A declaration or remark.
    make a statement
    publish a statement
    utter a statement
  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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Terms derived from statement
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statement (not comparable)

  1. Decisive.
    • 2023 October 8, Phil McNulty, “Arsenal 1-0 Manchester City”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Gabriel Martinelli scored a dramatic late winner as Arsenal earned a statement victory over defending Premier League champions Manchester City at Emirates Stadium.

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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Borrowed from English statement.


  • IPA(key): /ˈsteːtmənt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: state‧ment


statement n (plural statements)

  1. statement, declaration
    Synonym: verklaring
    Gordijnen zijn niet langer alleen functionele raamdecoratie, maar kunnen tegenwoordig dienen als een statement in het interieur.
    Curtains are no longer just functional window decoration, but can now serve as a statement in the interior.
  2. (computing) statement, instruction in a computer program
    Synonym: instructie
    Elk statement in de code is op te splitsen in twee delen: sub en by.
    Each statement in the code can be divided into two parts: sub and by.