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In computer programming, a statement is a specific instruction in the source code of a program. It is the most basic piece of information in a program, and cannot be separated into smaller instructions. A statement is different from a function or method in that both functions and methods are references to a group of statements, while statements are the instructions themselves.

Types of Statements[]

There are several kinds of statements; some tell the computer what to do based on conditions, while others instruct the computer to create new objects, and still others help with exception handling.

Control Flow[]

Control flow statements instruct the computer what to do based on criteria. Examples of this are the if-then-else statement and the ternary operator.

Looping[]

Loop statements continuously execute the code inside of their block until certain requirements are met. Examples of these are the while loop and the for loop.

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