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noun [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 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 the train services would be reduced.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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