[ pos-cher ]
/ ?p?s t??r /
the relative disposition of the parts of something.
the position of the limbs or the carriage of the body as a whole: poor posture; a sitting posture.
an affected or unnatural attitude: He struck a comic posture.
a mental or spiritual attitude: His ideas reveal a defensive posture.
one's image or policy as perceived by the public, other nations, etc.: The company wants to develop a more aggressive marketing posture.
position, condition, or state, as of affairs.
verb (used with object), pos·tured, pos·tur·ing.
to place in a particular posture or attitude.
to position, especially strategically: to posture troops along a border.
to develop a policy or stance for (oneself, a company, government, etc.): The White House postured itself for dealing with the fuel crisis.
to adopt an attitude or take an official position on (a matter): The company postured that the court's ruling could be interpreted as being in its favor.
verb (used without object), pos·tured, pos·tur·ing.
to assume a particular posture.
to assume affected or unnatural postures, as by bending or contorting the body.
to act in an affected or artificial manner, as to create a certain impression.
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Origin of posture
synonym study for posture
2. See position.
OTHER WORDS FROM posture
pos·tur·al, adjectivepos·tur·er, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for posture
He throws every fiber of his being into each performance, altering his posture, elocution, temperament, and more.
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The researchers found that certain parameters, such as walking speed and posture, can affect the recognition of emotion.
When we need a strong, cooperative tone to the relationship, our current posture is seen as uncaring.
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Were they to amend their posture, they would only be further isolating themselves.
Each step focuses on a different part of the guided meditation practice such as breath, posture and mindset.
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The wether was lying sprawled on the ground, in a posture that nature neither intends nor permits.
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This, of course, explains why posture is less fatiguing than other forms of activity.
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To a less degree visual signs also are involved: posture and facial expression of the subject, and movements of eyes and lips.
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He lay there, quietly, on his side, in a posture of utter resignation to anguish.
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I hope we shall soon be in such a posture of defense as to bid them defiance.
British Dictionary definitions for posture
/ (?p?st??) /
a position or attitude of the limbs or body
a characteristic manner of bearing the body; carriageto have good posture
the disposition of the parts of a visible object
a mental attitude or frame of mind
a state, situation, or condition
a false or affected attitude; pose
to assume or cause to assume a bodily position or attitude
(intr) to assume an affected or unnatural bodily or mental posture; pose
Derived forms of posture
postural, adjectiveposturer, noun
Word Origin for posture
C17: via French from Italian postura, from Latin posit?ra, from p?nere to place
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Medical definitions for posture
[ p?s?ch?r ]
A position of the body or of body parts.
A characteristic or prescribed way of bearing one's body; carriage.
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