Learner's definition of STATEMENT
1 [count] : something that you say or write in a formal or official way : something that is stated
— often used in the phrase make a statement
His office issued/released an official statement concerning his departure.
This is his first public statement about the investigation.
I disagree with your earlier statement about my record on this issue.
The advertisement included misleading/false statements about the product.
The police took the witness's statement.
We have a signed statement from a witness.
a sworn statement [=a statement that someone makes under oath and swears to be true]
2 [count] : an opinion, attitude, etc., that you express through the things you do, the way you dress, etc. — often used in the phrase make a statement
The government made a statement [=sent a message] by setting stiff punishments for repeat offenders.
The painting makes a strong/clear statement.
The way you dress can make a statement about you.
She thinks she's making a fashion statement [=being fashionable in a bold way], but I think she looks ridiculous.
3 [count] : a document which shows amounts of money that you have received, spent, etc. : a brief record of a financial account 4 [count] : a line of information in a computer program 5 : the act or process of stating something in speech or writing