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n. the provision by a local authority of a statement of special educational needs for children attending school who have mental or physical disabilities severe enough to ...

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A Dictionary of Computer Science (7 ed.)

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2016

... The unit from which a high-level language program is constructed: a program is a sequence of statements. It is analogous to an instruction at the machine-code level. See also declaration...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics (6 ed.)

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2021

...statement In logic , the fundamental property of a statement is that it makes sense and is either true or false. For example, ‘there is a real number x such that x 2  = 2’ makes sense and is true; the statement ‘if x and y are positive integers then x − y is a positive integer’ makes sense and is false. The liar paradox is not a statement, though, as it cannot be meaningful true or...

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory (2 ed.)

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2018

... ( énoncé ) French historian Michel Foucault ’s term for the most elementary unit of discourse . It does not correlate to a sentence, word, or even a proposition. It does not have the same kind of existence as either language or an object, though in fact it can be constituted by both. Foucault’s most famous example of a statement is undoubtedly his claim that the keyboard of a typewriter is not a statement, but when it is reproduced in a typing manual it is. It is a statement about the construction of typewriter keyboards in a particular country....

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The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar (2 ed.)

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2014
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Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
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127 words

... 1. ( In non-specialized usage. ) A sentence or utterance that states or declares. 2. (In modern grammatical analyses that distinguish structure and usage . ) A usage label indicating the function ( 2 ) of a clause as stating or declaring something. Contrasted with the syntactic label declarative . 1984 R. HUDDLESTON Precisely because they are semantic categories, the criteria that distinguish statement, question and directive from each other are of a quite different nature from those that distinguish the syntactic clause type...

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A Dictionary of Philosophy (3 ed.)

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2016
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Philosophy
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137 words

... That which is stated, as a judgement is something that is judged, and a proposition that which is proposed. However, all three terms have been used to indicate the content of an utterance or written sentence. The distinction between a sentence or utterance and its content introduces a central problem of the theory of meaning. On the one hand, there is such a distinction, for one can identify a sentence without knowing what it means, any given sentence could have had a different content, and different sentences can share the same content ( see ...

monthly statement

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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2020

...statement ( monthly claim ) Statement of work completed and value...

financial statement

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The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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2005

...statement . An organization's balance sheet and income statement ( profit and loss account...

stronger statement

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics (6 ed.)

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2021

...stronger statement If a statement P implies a statement Q and Q does not imply P , then Q is the weaker statement and P is the stronger statement. For example, x is even is a weaker statement than x equals 2, but a stronger statement than x is an integer. Compare equipollent , A fortiori...

compound statement

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics (6 ed.)

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2021

...compound statement A statement formed from simple statements by the use of words such as ‘and’, ‘or’, ‘not’, or ‘implies’ or their corresponding symbols. The simple statements involved are the components of the compound statement. For example, ( p ∧ q ) ∨ (¬ r ) is a compound statement built up from the components p , q and r...

value statement

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A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)

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2016
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Social sciences, Business and Management
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...statement A statement of a company’s central principles, which are meant to inform all its activities and goals. Such a statement is usually directed both internally, to the company’s managers and other employees, and externally, to its customers, suppliers, and investors. Value statements may include commitments to ethical practices or social engagement. See also mission statement...

case statement

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A Dictionary of Computer Science (7 ed.)

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2016

...statement A conditional control structure that appears in most modern programming languages and allows a selection to be made between several sets of program statements; the choice is dependent on the value of some expression. The case statement is a more general structure than the if then else statement , which allows a choice between only two sets of statements...

unsworn statement

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A Dictionary of Law (10 ed.)

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2022
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Law
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41 words

...statement Formerly, a statement made from the dock by an accused person while not on oath. The evidentiary effect of such a statement was much disputed and the right to make one was abolished by the Criminal Justice Act...

income statement

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A Dictionary of Accounting (5 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
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Social sciences, Business and Management
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63 words

...statement The term used in International Accounting Standards and the Financial Reporting Standard Applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland (FRS 102) for a profit and loss account . Under FRS 102, the income statement may either be shown as part of the statement of comprehensive income ( statement of total recognized gains and losses ) or...

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (6 ed.)

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2018

...statement The term used in International Accounting Standards and the Financial Reporting Standard Applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland (FRS 102) for a profit and loss account . Under FRS 102, the income statement may be shown either as part of the statement of comprehensive income ( statement of total recognized gains and losses ) or...

mission statement

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A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
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49 words

...statement ( vision statement ) A statement that encapsulates the overriding purpose and objectives of an organization. It is used to communicate this purpose to all stakeholder groups, both internal and external, and to guide employees in their contribution towards achieving it. See also strategic intent ; value statement...

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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2018

...mission statement A summary of the purpose for which an organization or agency exists. It is usually a carefully composed statement and is preferably brief and unambiguous. ...

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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
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Social sciences, Education
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32 words

...statement A public statement of institutional purpose, aims, and strategy required of schools, colleges, and universities, and usually disseminated through their web site, prospectus, or other promotional literature. See also vision...

privacy statement

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A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
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26 words

...statement A statement provided to a customer that makes clear what type of information is collected about him or her and how it is...

synthetic statement

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015

...statement n . In logic , a declarative statement in which the predicate asserts something that is not contained either explicitly or implicitly in the subject. Such a statement can be tested by observation or experience, and its negation is not self-contradictory. An example is the statement All bachelors live alone . The truth or falsity of a synthetic statement or proposition is a posteriori . Also called a synthetic proposition . Compare analytic statement . [From Greek synthetikos expert in putting together, from syntithenai to put...

prescriptive statement

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A Dictionary of Economics (5 ed.)

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Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
47 words

...prescriptive statement A statement that suggests a course of action. In many cases statements which are formally of one type carry strong implications of the other. ‘Smoking can seriously damage your health’, for example, is in form purely positive, but carries the prescriptive implication ‘so don’t...

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