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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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That it was difficult to believe my statement I well knew, nor could I hope that she would do so however much I craved her confidence and respect.
"It is disgusting enough," said the doctor, "that's a fact; and so much so, indeed, that nobody believed the narratives of the earliest travellers in Africa who brought back word that many tribes on that continent subsisted upon raw meat, and people generally refused to credit the statement. It was under such circumstances that a very singular adventure befell James Bruce."
Several times the ape-man approached the subject from different angles, but never was he successful in surprising the wily cannibal into a direct contradiction of his original statement that there had been no women or children with the party.
It is the great beauty of the Law that it can dispute any human statement, made under any circumstances, and reduced to any form.
"If my plain statement of facts had only been addressed to Mr.
But there are certain points to which that statement does not refer.
But I am quite at a loss to understand what useful influence his presence could have exercised in relation to the effect of Sir Percival's statement on your mind or mine."
Vanstone's statement that her mother had been twice married.
Although the statement thus presented implied a weakness in Mrs.
In the President's Page (January/ February 2006), Colleen Cunningham asserted that general-purpose financial statements are trying to do too much.
* All increases in additional paid-in capital recognized in the company's financial statements related to tax benefits from stock-based compensation during the periods following adoption of Statement no.
The historical process in New York strongly reflects how annual statements became evidence that an insurer was adequately capitalized, that its claimed assets were real, and that they were invested appropriately.

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