Meaning of “statement” in the English Dictionary

"statement" in British English

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statementnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsteɪt.mənt/ us /ˈsteɪt.mənt/

B2 something that someone says or writes officially, or an action done to express an opinion:

The government is expected to issue a statement about the investigation to the press.
He produced a signed statement from the prisoner.
He threw paint over the fur coats because he wanted to make a statement about cruelty to animals.
[ + that ] We were not surprised by their statement that jobs would be cut.

C2 also bank statement a record of the amounts of money paid into and taken out of your bank account during a particular period of time

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(Definition of “statement” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"statement" in American English

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statementnoun [ C ]

us /ˈsteɪt·mənt/

something that is said, esp. formally and officially:

The candidate made a statement to the press.

A statement is also an act or object that expresses an idea or opinion:

a fashion statement
They wore the armbands as a political statement.

A statement is also a piece of paper that lists financial details:

a bank/credit card statement

(Definition of “statement” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"statement" in Business English

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statementnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsteɪtmənt/ us

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.

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.

(Definition of “statement” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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