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noun     statement pronunciation in American English
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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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