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 for statement
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Statement \State"ment\ (st[=a]t"ment), n.
     1. The act of stating, reciting, or presenting, orally or on
        paper; as, to interrupt a speaker in the statement of his
        case.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. That which is stated; a formal embodiment in language of
        facts or opinions; a narrative; a recital. "Admirable
        perspicuity of statement." --Brougham.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  statement
      n 1: a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral
           or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc;
           "according to his statement he was in London on that day"
      2: a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is
         true; "it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true"
         [syn: argument, statement]
      3: (music) the presentation of a musical theme; "the initial
         statement of the sonata"
      4: a nonverbal message; "a Cadillac makes a statement about who
         you are"; "his tantrums are a statement of his need for
         attention"
      5: the act of affirming or asserting or stating something [syn:
         affirmation, assertion, statement]
      6: (computer science) a line of code written as part of a
         computer program [syn: instruction, command, statement,
         program line]
      7: a document showing credits and debits [syn: statement,
         financial statement]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  258 Moby Thesaurus words for "statement":
     Parthian shot, a priori principle, account, account rendered,
     accounting, accounts, acquaintance, acta, address, admission,
     affidavit, affirmance, affirmation, allegation, anacrusis,
     announcement, annual, annunciation, answer, apostrophe, apriorism,
     articulation, assertion, asseveration, assumed position,
     assumption, attest, attestation, averment, avouchment, avowal,
     axiom, basis, bass passage, bill, bill of account,
     bill of complaint, bill of fare, bill of lading, blue book,
     body count, books, bourdon, bridge, brief, briefing, bulletin,
     bulletin board, burden, cadence, capitulation, carte,
     categorical proposition, census, census report, check, chorus,
     circular, claim, coda, comment, communication, communique,
     complaint, compurgation, conclusion, count, crack, creed, data,
     datum, declaration, deposition, description, development, dictum,
     directory, disclosure, dispatch, division, dun, edict,
     election returns, encyclical, enlightenment, enunciation, evidence,
     exclamation, exposition, expression, facts, factual information,
     familiarization, figure, first principles, folderol, foundation,
     gen, general information, greeting, ground, guidebook, handout,
     hard information, harmonic close, head count, hypothesis,
     hypothesis ad hoc, incidental information, info, information,
     instruction, instrument in proof, intelligence, interjection,
     interlude, intermezzo, introductory phrase, inventory, invoice,
     ipse dixit, itemized bill, knowledge, ledger, legal evidence,
     lemma, libel, light, major premise, manifest, manifesto, measure,
     mention, menu, message, minor premise, minutes, movement,
     musical phrase, musical sentence, narratio, narrative,
     nolle prosequi, nonsuit, nose count, note, notice, notification,
     observation, ornament, part, passage, period, philosopheme,
     philosophical proposition, phrase, position, position paper,
     positive declaration, postulate, postulation, postulatum,
     predicate, predication, premise, presentation, presentment,
     presupposition, proceedings, proclamation, profession, program,
     programma, promotional material, pronouncement, pronunciamento,
     proof, proposition, propositional function, protest, protestation,
     public notice, publication, publicity, question, recapitulation,
     recital, reckoning, recount, recounting, reflection, refrain,
     rehearsal, release, remark, repertory, report, resolution,
     response, returns, ritornello, say, say-so, saying, score, section,
     sentence, sidelight, stance, stand, stanza, statement of facts,
     strain, subjoinder, summary, summation, summing, summing up,
     sumption, supposal, sworn evidence, sworn statement,
     sworn testimony, tab, tailpiece, tally, testimonial, testimonium,
     testimony, the dope, the goods, the know, the record, the scoop,
     theorem, thesis, thought, transactions, transmission, truth table,
     truth-function, truth-value, tutti, tutti passage, ukase,
     utterance, variation, vent, verbalization, verse, vocalization,
     voice, vouch, white book, white paper, witness, word, yearbook
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  statement
  
      A single instruction in a computer program
     written in a procedural language.  Typical examples are an
     assignment statement, an if statement (conditional), a
     loop statement ("while", "for", "repeat", "until", etc.), a
     procedure call, a procedure exit, function return
     statement, switch statement or goto statement.
  
     In many languages, one or more simple statements can be
     executed sequentially as a compound statement,
     e.g. bracketed between "begin" and "end" or "{" and "" which
     can then appear in place of a simple statement in an "if" or
     loop.
  
     Each statement in a high-level language will typically be
     translated into several machine code instructions by a
     compiler or, alternatively, executed by an interpreter.
  
     (2009-10-23)
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  STATEMENT, pleading and in practice. In the courts of Pennsylvania, by the 
  act to regulate arbitrations and proceedings in courts of justice, passed 
  March 21, 1806, 4 Smith's Laws of Penn. 828, it is enacted, "that in all 
  cases where a suit may be brought in any court of record for the recovery of 
  any debt founded on a verbal promise, book account, note, bond, penal or 
  single bill, or all or any of them, and which from the amount thereof may 
  not be cognizable before a justice of the peace, it shall be the duty of the 
  plaintiff, either by himself, his agent or attorney, to file in the office 
  of the prothonotary a statement of his, her or their demand, on or before 
  the third day of the term to which the process issued is returnable, 
  particularly specifying the date of the promise, book account, note, bond, 
  penal or single bill or all or any of them, on which the demand is founded, 
  and the whole amount which he, she, or they believe is justly due to him, 
  her or them from the defendant." 
       2. This statement stands in the place of a declaration, and is not 
  restricted to any particular form; 3 Serg. & Rawle, 406; it is an 
  immethodical declaration, stating in substance the time of the contract, the 
  sum, and on what founded, with (what is an important principle in a 
  statement, 6 Serg. & Rawle, 21,) a certificate of the belief of the 
  plaintiff or his agent, of what is really due. Serg. & Rawle, 28. See 6 
  Serg. & Rawle, 53; 8 Serg. & Rawle, 567; 2 Serg. & Rawle, 537; 2 Browne's R. 
  40; 8 Serg. & R. 316. 
  
  

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