Focus on the pronunciation of statement
English definition of “statement”
/ˈsteɪtmənt/ noun [C]
› COMMUNICATIONS something that you say or write officially: make/release/issue a statement She thought the executives were likely to make a statement after the meeting.a written/public/joint statement The company put out a written statement but refused requests for press interviews.say sth in a statement 'Business gathered momentum again in Germany following two years of decline,' the company said in a statement.
› BANKING a printed or electronic record of the money that is paid into or taken out of your bank account during a particular period of time: You can log on and read your statements online. → See also bank statement
› ACCOUNTING, FINANCE a printed or electronic document showing that money has been paid or received: Each employee receives a formal annual statement of the monetary value of the benefits they are receiving from the company. A confirmation statement will be sent following all transactions other than those involving a reinvestment of dividends. → See also average statement, bank statement, chairman's statement, completion statement, environmental impact statement, financial statement, funds flow statement, income statement, mission statement, personal statement, proxy statement, reconciliation statement, registration statement, trading statement