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 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
Human beings have an upright posture.
<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
Definition of posture
First Known Use of posture
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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