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noun statement pronunciation in British English /ˈsteɪtmənt/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a written or spoken announcement on an important subject that someone makes in public
    make/issue a statement: He had been instructed not to make any statements to the press about the incident.
    statement on: The minister was asked to make a statement on the progress of the talks.
    joint statement: A joint statement was issued by both parties in the merger.
  2. 2
    [countable] something that you say or write that states a fact or gives information in a formal way
    Add a simple statement about the company’s environmental policy.
    statement of: A will is a statement of who gets what when you die.
  3. 3
    [countable] a formal written account of events that a person who has seen a crime or who has been accused of a crime gives to the police
    make a statement: After several hours of questioning he agreed to make a statement.
  4. 4
    [countable] an official document that lists the amounts of money that have been put in or taken out of a bank account
    I receive a bank statement every month.
  5. 5
    [uncountable] formal the process of saying or explaining things in words
    An opinion of that kind needs clear statement.



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