Meaning of POSTURE in English

POSTURE

/ ˈpɒstʃə(r); NAmE ˈpɑːs-/ noun , verb

■ noun

1.

[ U , C ] the position in which you hold your body when standing or sitting :

a comfortable / relaxed posture

upright / sitting / supine postures

Good posture is essential when working at the computer.

Back pains can be the result of bad posture .

2.

[ C , usually sing. ] your attitude to a particular situation or the way in which you deal with it :

The government has adopted an aggressive posture on immigration.

■ verb

[ v ] posture (as sth) ( formal ) to pretend to be sth that you are not by saying and doing things in order to impress or trick people

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WORD ORIGIN

late 16th cent. (denoting the relative position of one thing to another): from French , from Italian postura , from Latin positura position, from posit- placed, from the verb ponere .

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