posture Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “posture” in the English Dictionary

"posture" in British English

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uk   /ˈpɒs.tʃər/  us   /ˈpɑːs.tʃɚ/

posture noun (POSITION OF BODY)

C1 [C or U] the way in which someone usually ​holdstheirshoulders, ​neck, and back, or a ​particularposition 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 ​organizationthinks about and/or ​deals with a ​particularmatter: For the third ​time this ​week the ​opposition has ​attacked the government's posture ondefence. The ​tone of the ​feministspeakerssuggested they were ​adopting a ​somewhatdefensive posture.
(Definition of posture from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"posture" in American English

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posturenoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈpɑs·tʃər/

posture noun [C/U] (POSITION OF BODY)

a ​position of the ​body, or the way in which someone ​holds the ​body when ​standing, ​sitting, or ​walking: [C] Newton ​sat back in a ​reclining posture. [U] She’s got good/​bad posture.

postureverb [I]

 us   /ˈpɑs·tʃər/

posture verb [I] (ACT FALSELY)

to ​actfalsely in ​order to ​attractattention or ​achieve an ​effect: This ​trialturned into a ​carnival, with everybody posturing and ​playing to the ​camera.
(Definition of posture from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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