posture

[ pos-cher ]
/ ˈpɒs tʃər /

noun

verb (used with object), pos·tured, pos·tur·ing.

verb (used without object), pos·tured, pos·tur·ing.

Origin of posture

1595–1605; < French < Italian postura < Latin positūra. See posit, -ure

Related forms

pos·tur·al, adjectivepos·tur·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for posture

posture

/ (ˈpɒstʃə) /

noun


verb

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

postural, adjectiveposturer, noun

Word Origin for posture

C17: via French from Italian postura, from Latin positūra, from pōnere to place
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Medicine definitions for posture

posture

[ pŏschər ]

n.

A position of the body or of body parts.
A characteristic or prescribed way of bearing one's body; carriage.

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