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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)

"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 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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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