A statement is a list of words which comprise the detailed instructions on which the computer makes its decisions and performs its duties. It will normally consist of constants, variables, expressions, and/or the special commands of the PICK/BASIC language. PICK/BASIC allows multiple statements to be put on one physical line (attribute) if each statement is separated by a semicolon (;). See Chapter 1.
Source code constructs that declare variables, assign expression results to variables, repeatedly execute other statements in loops, control loops, make decisions, and so on.
declarative sentences of fact