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Etymology 1 edit

From state +‎ -ment.

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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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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.

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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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