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statement

1. Law a declaration of matters of fact, esp in a pleading
2. Music the presentation of a musical theme or idea, such as the subject of a fugue or sonata
3. a computer instruction written in a source language, such as FORTRAN, which is converted into one or more machine code instructions by a compiler
4. Logic the content of a sentence that affirms or denies something and may be true or false; what is thereby affirmed or denied abstracted from the act of uttering it. Thus I am warm said by me and you are warm said to me make the same statement
5. Brit Education a legally binding account of the needs of a pupil with special educational needs and the provisions that will be made to meet them

statement

[′stāt·mənt]
(computer science)
An elementary specification of a computer action or process, complete and not divisible into smaller meaningful units; it is analogous to the simple sentence of a natural language.

statement

In a high-level programming language, a descriptive phrase that generates one or more machine language instructions in the computer. In a low-level assembly language, programmers write instructions rather than statements, since each source language instruction is translated into one machine language instruction.
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Although the statement thus presented implied a weakness in Mrs.
This baffled me, I must confess, fully as much as my statements had confounded her; and I told her so.
But one false statement was made by Barrymore at the inquest.
It was a short statement of the last sufferings of those who had escaped in the gig, and there was nothing in it that I did not now expect.
They say the great peak opposite this town is five thousand feet high: but I feel sure that three thousand feet of that statement is a good honest lie.
His statements were received with extreme incredulity, and such may be the reception accorded to our own.
He said all this slowly, detaching statement from statement with a little awkward silence, and he kept his kind, foolish eyes fixed on mine.
It was with considerable difficulty that the ape-man quieted the fellow's fears sufficiently to obtain a coherent statement from him as to the cause of his uncalled-for terror.
We were agreed that the one statement most difficult of explanation was that which reported the entire absence of human young among the various tribes which Tyler had had intercourse.
This statement was confirmed by a laborer, who was on his way to the village at the time.
with translation into English) accompany the present statement, and are left to speak for themselves.
AS a preface is the only place where an author can with propriety explain a purpose or apologize for shortcomings, I venture to avail myself of the privilege to make a statement for the benefit of my readers.