posture


1pos·ture

noun \ˈpäs-chər\

: the way in which your body is positioned when you are sitting or standing

: the attitude a person or group has toward a subject

Full Definition of POSTURE

1
a :  the position or bearing of the body whether characteristic or assumed for a special purpose <erect posture>
b :  the pose of a model or artistic figure
2
:  state or condition at a given time especially with respect to capability in particular circumstances <maintain a competitive posture in the market>
3
:  a conscious mental or outward behavioral attitude

Examples of POSTURE

  1. Human beings have an upright posture.
  2. <a good upright posture will prevent backaches>

Origin of POSTURE

Middle French, from Italian postura, from Latin positura, from positus, past participle of ponere to place — more at position
First Known Use: circa 1586

2posture

verb
pos·turedpos·tur·ing

Definition of POSTURE

transitive verb
:  to cause to assume a given posture :  pose
intransitive verb
1
:  to assume a posture; especially :  to strike a pose for effect
2
:  to assume an artificial or pretended attitude :  attitudinize
pos·tur·er \-chər-ər\ noun

First Known Use of POSTURE

circa 1645

pos·ture

noun \ˈpäs-chər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of POSTURE

1
: the position or bearing of the body whether characteristic or assumed for a special purpose <erect posture>
2
: a conscious mental or outward behavioral attitude

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