Meaning of “posture” in the English Dictionary

"posture" in British English

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posturenoun

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.

(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 act falsely in order to attract attention or achieve an effect:

This trial turned into a carnival, with everybody posturing and playing to the camera.

(Definition of “posture” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)