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Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: Italian positura, from Latin positus; POSITION1

posture

noun
     
pos‧ture
1 [uncountable and countable] the way you position your body when sitting or standing
good/bad etc posture
Poor posture can lead to muscular problems.
2 [singular] the way you behave or think in a particular situation
posture towards
He tends to adopt a defensive posture towards new ideas.

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