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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.
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