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statement

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈsteɪtmənt/
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
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