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posture

noun uk   /ˈpɒs.tʃər/ us    /ˈpɑːs.tʃɚ/

posture noun (POSITION OF BODY)

C1 [C or U] the way in which someone usually holds their shoulders, neck, and back, or a particular position in which someone stands, sits, etc.: She's got very good/bad posture. He always adopts/assumes (= moves into) the same posture for the cameras.

posture noun (OPINION)

[C usually singular] a way in which a government or other organization thinks about and/or deals with a particular matter: For the third time this week the opposition has attacked the government's posture on defence. The tone of the feminist speakers suggested they were adopting a rather defensive posture.
Translations of “posture”
in Spanish postura, posición…
in French posture, position…
in German die Haltung, die Stellung…
in Chinese (Traditional) 身體姿態, 姿態,儀態, 姿勢…
in Russian осанка…
in Turkish duruş, salınma, vaziyet…
in Chinese (Simplified) 身体姿态, 姿态,仪态, 姿势…
in Polish postawa…
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