Definition of restatement in English:

restatement

noun

  • 1An act of stating something again or differently, especially more clearly or convincingly.

    ‘we need a bold restatement of the central message’
    mass noun ‘the need for restatement and clarification of the principle’
    • ‘Several chapters are rich in fresh insights and in incisive restatements of accepted views.’
    • ‘He coupled his attack with a restatement of his objections to the wage-fund theory.’
    • ‘Functional abstraction involves the restatement of any problem in terms of performance specifications.’
    • ‘The public's own participation in making Seabiscuit an icon proved to be a healing act—a restatement of the national character.’
    • ‘The result is a stunning, bare-bones artistic restatement of some of the best traditional music in America.’
    • ‘Generally, what we get is a restatement of the facts surrounding the events without much analysis.’
    • ‘In many cases, there will be restatements of prior financial results.’
    • ‘Our research team received a slew of restatements.’
    • ‘The circular stair silo that penetrates vertically through the sedimented floor levels is a restatement of human finitude.’
    • ‘It seems this painting may be a restatement of an art-historical precedent.’
    1. 1.1Music A repeated use of a theme or melody within a composition.
      ‘a cadenza followed by a restatement of the main theme’
      • ‘Each restatement begins with the next pitch in the series, and metrically one beat later.’
      • ‘There's a gorgeous chorale variation for brass and, most boldly, a full-unison restatement of the ground.’
      • ‘The mash becomes just about worn, and we are delivered into a more sedate restatement of the opening acoustic strum.’
      • ‘The variations increase in complexity towards a climactic restatement of the starkly modal theme.’
      • ‘The work concludes with exciting, whirlwind restatements of the phrase.’
      • ‘He restates the theme in octaves and floats it away over his own restatement, like a ghost score.’
      • ‘The melody delivered with minimal counterpoint is followed by a development with increased counterpoint, concluding with a spare restatement of the melody.’
      • ‘The recapitulation begins with the restatement of the second segment of the first theme.’
      • ‘At the point where the sections join, they are unobtrusive—that is, the restatements and transpositions are not advertised by themes.’
      • ‘It concludes with a modern-day Bach chorale in the winds and a restatement of the stately, sonorous string chords from the opening procession.’

Pronunciation

restatement

/riːˈsteɪtm(ə)nt/