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Definition 1: a statement that is restrained in ironic contrast to what might have been said - [noun denoting communication]

(understatement is a kind of ...) a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc

"according to his statement he was in London on that day"

(... is a kind of understatement ) understatement for rhetorical effect (especially when expressing an affirmative by negating its contrary)

"saying `I was not a little upset' when you mean `I was very upset' is an example of litotes"

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