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  1. (of a photograph, portrait, etc.) taken or made by first placing the subjects in a particular position or attitude:

    The only posed photographs are the formal ones following the wedding ceremony.

    Antonyms: unposed, natural, candid

  2. asserted, stated, or put forward:

    A panel of invited experts will present scientific evidence pertinent to the posed questions.


  1. the simple past tense and past participle of pose 1.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of posed1

First recorded in 1825–35; pose 1 + -ed 2( def ) for the adjective senses; pose 1 + -ed 1( def ) for the verb sense

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Example Sentences

For example, while scientists have looked at the risk of viral transmission in flight, they haven’t studied the transmission dangers posed by crowding during boarding or deplaning.

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However it also goes on to state fairly plainly that technical measures are likely to be the most robust tool against the threat posed by foreign surveillance.

Thanksgiving 2020 couldn’t come at a more dangerous time, or pose more serious risks for coronavirus spread.

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The Commission and a pan-EU network of consumer protection enforcers has been in regular contact with the 11 platforms since then to push for a coordinated response to the threat posed by coronavirus scams.

Some elements of the PlayStation 5, however, are not yet reviewable due to embargoes posed by Sony Interactive Entertainment.

The Perfect Storm writer talks combat brotherhood and the threat posed by growing wealth inequality.

Afterward, the graduates posed for pictures with their families.

After the Thursday prayer, the crowd of Congressional staff and lawmakers posed in the iconic, "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" pose.

The RFI posed questions such as: “How does the company respond when one of its firearms is found to have been used in a crime?”

Actually, Brown lost the Senate race to Democrat incumbent Jean Shaheen because Scott once posed nude for Cosmo.

By the inspection of that secret entry he had learnt much regarding that man who posed as a doctor in Pimlico.

He posed as the lover of Mme. de Brebion, the wife of his best friend.

In Angouleme she posed as the antagonist of her friend, Mme. de Bargeton.

Never finish a figure begun out-doors by painting afterwards from a model posed in the house.

If I seem to have posed before you as a noble-minded philanthropist, I have been guilty of careless misrepresentation.