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After a person has witnessed a crime or incident in which the police are called, the police will ask that person to give a statement of their experience. That statement may be written or oral.


 

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
statement (noun)
1.
something as - stated
a) a single declaration or remark - assertion
b) a report of facts or opinions
2.
the act or process of or presenting orally or on paper - stating
3.
- proposition
4.
the presentation of a theme in a musical composition
5.
a summary of activity in a financial account over a particular period of time
6.
an opinion, comment, or message conveyed indirectly usually by nonverbal means - monuments are statements in form and space O. B. Hardison, Jr.
7.
an instruction in a computer program
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
statement (noun)
1.
a record of goods sold or services performed together with the costs due
SYNONYMS:
account, check, invoice, statement, tab
RELATED WORDS:
receipt, reckoning; document, ledger, record; charge, cost, expense, fee, price, rate, toll; score, tally
statement (noun)
2.
an act, process, or means of putting something into words
SYNONYMS:
articulation, formulation, phrasing, statement, utterance, verbalism, voice, wording
RELATED WORDS:
outlet, vent; observation, reflection, remark, thought; speech, tongue
statement (noun)
3.
something that is said
SYNONYMS:
statement, utterance
RELATED WORDS:
communication, message; announcement, declamation, declaration, manifesto, proclamation, pronouncement; verbalization, vocalization
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