♦♦statements, statementing, statemented1) N-COUNT A statement is something that you say or write which gives information in a formal or definite way.
Andrew now disowns that statement, saying he was depressed when he made it...
`Things are moving ahead.' - I found that statement vague and unclear.2) N-COUNT A statement is an official or formal announcement that is issued on a particular occasion.
The statement by the military denied any involvement in last night's attack.3) N-COUNT You can refer to the official account of events which a suspect or a witness gives to the police as a statement.
The 350-page report was based on statements from witnesses to the events.4) N-COUNT If you describe an action or thing as a statement, you mean that it clearly expresses a particular opinion or idea that you have.
The following recipe is a statement of another kind - food is fun!5) N-COUNT A printed document showing how much money has been paid into and taken out of a bank or building society account is called a statement.6) VERB: usu passive If a child is statemented, social services staff write a document stating that the child has special educational needs, and the local education authority has to make sure that everything that is necessary is provided for that child. [BRIT]
[be V-ed] Nearly a year later, it was agreed that Tom would be statemented...
[V-ed] I had eight statemented children in my class.
English dictionary. 2008.