[pos-cher] /ˈpɒs tʃər/
the relative disposition of the parts of something.
the position of the limbs or the carriage of the body as a whole:
poor posture; a sitting posture.
an affected or unnatural attitude:
He struck a comic posture.
a mental or spiritual attitude:
His ideas reveal a defensive posture.
one’s image or policy as perceived by the public, other nations, etc.:
The company wants to develop a more aggressive marketing posture.
position, condition, or state, as of affairs.
verb (used with object), postured, posturing.
to place in a particular posture or attitude.
to position, especially strategically:
to posture troops along a border.
to develop a policy or stance for (oneself, a company, government, etc.):
The White House postured itself for dealing with the fuel crisis.
to adopt an attitude or take an official position on (a matter):
The company postured that the court’s ruling could be interpreted as being in its favor.
verb (used without object), postured, posturing.
to assume a particular posture.
to assume affected or unnatural postures, as by bending or contorting the body.
to act in an affected or artificial manner, as to create a certain impression.
a position or attitude of the limbs or body
a characteristic manner of bearing the body; carriage: to have good posture
the disposition of the parts of a visible object
a mental attitude or frame of mind
a state, situation, or condition
a false or affected attitude; pose
to assume or cause to assume a bodily position or attitude
(intransitive) to assume an affected or unnatural bodily or mental posture; pose
c.1600, from French posture (16c.), from Italian postura “position, posture,” from Latin positura “position, station,” from postulus, past participle of ponere “put, place” (see position (n.)).
1620s, literal, from posture (n.). The figurative sense of “take up an artificial mental position” is attested from 1877. Related: Postured; posturing.
postural pos·tur·al (pŏs’chər-əl)
Relating to or involving posture.
posture pos·ture (pŏs’chər)
noun 1. a therapy for clearing congested lungs by placing the patient in a position for drainage by gravity, often accompanied by percussion with hollowed hands. postural drainage n. A therapeutic technique for drainage, used in bronchiectasis and lung abscess, in which the patient is placed head downward so that the trachea is down and […]
noun 1. . noun 1. Medicine/Medical. a fall in blood pressure associated with an upright position, usually occurring as a result of standing still for a long time or rising from a prolonged stay in bed and often causing faintness, dizziness, and vision disturbances. noun low blood pressure occurring upon standing up or when standing, […]
- Postural position
postural position n. See physiologic rest position.
- Postural proteinuria
postural proteinuria n. Proteinuria associated with body position, such as orthostatic proteinuria.