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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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 in a sentence

  1. Human beings have an upright posture.

  2. <a good upright posture will prevent backaches>



Origin and Etymology 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

postured

posturing

  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

posturer

play \-chər-ər\ noun


Circa 1645

First Known Use of posture

circa 1645


POSTURE Defined for Kids

posture

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noun pos·ture \ˈpäs-chər\

Definition of posture for Students

  1. :  the way in which the body is positioned when sitting or standing :  the general way of holding the body <an upright posture> <a humble posture>



Word Root of posture

The Latin word ponere, meaning “to place” or “to put,” and its form positus give us the roots pon and pos. Words from the Latin ponere have something to do with putting. A position is the location or way in which something has been placed. To expose is to put out in the open. To postpone is to put off until a later time. Posture is the way a body has been placed.


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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