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posture

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noun pos·ture \ˈpäs-chər\

Simple Definition of posture

  • : 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. 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. 2 :  state or condition at a given time especially with respect to capability in particular circumstances <maintain a competitive posture in the market>

  3. 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


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posture

verb pos·ture

Definition of posture

pos·turedpos·tur·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cause to assume a given posture :  pose

  3. intransitive verb
  4. 1 :  to assume a posture; especially :  to strike a pose for effect

  5. 2 :  to assume an artificial or pretended attitude :  attitudinize

pos·tur·er play \-chər-ər\ noun


Circa 1645

First Known Use of posture

circa 1645


Medical Dictionary

posture

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noun pos·ture \ˈpäs-chər\

Medical Definition of posture

  1. 1:  the position or bearing of the body whether characteristic or assumed for a special purpose <erect posture>

  2. 2:  a conscious mental or outward behavioral attitude





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