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Meaning of “statement” in the English Dictionary

"statement" in British English

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statementnoun [C]

uk   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 ​threwpaint over the ​furcoats because he ​wanted to make a statement about ​cruelty to ​animals. [+ that] We were not ​surprised by ​their statement thatjobs would be ​cut.C2 (also bank statement) a ​record of the ​amounts of ​moneypaid into and taken out of ​yourbankaccount during a ​particularperiod 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 ​listsfinancialdetails: a ​bank/​creditcard statement
(Definition of statement from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"statement" in Business English

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statementnoun [C]

uk   us   /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 ​refusedrequests for ​pressinterviews.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 ​electronicrecord of the ​money that is ​paid into or taken out of your ​bankaccount during a particular ​period of ​time: You can ​log on and read your statements ​online.
ACCOUNTING, FINANCE a ​printed or ​electronicdocument showing that ​money has been ​paid or received: Each ​employee receives a ​formal annual statement of the ​monetaryvalue of the ​benefits they are receiving from the ​company. A confirmation statement will be ​sentfollowing 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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