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Dictionary definition for: Posture

1. (n) position or arrangement of the body and its limbs; "he assumed an attitude of surrender"

2. (v) behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others; "Don''t pay any attention to him--he is always posing to impress his peers!" "She postured and made a total fool of herself"

3. (n) characteristic way of bearing one''s body; "stood with good posture"

4. (v) assume a posture as for artistic purposes; "We don''t know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"

5. (n) a rationalized mental attitude

6. (n) capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war; "we faced an army of great strength" "politicians have neglected our military posture"

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