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noun posture pronunciation in American English /ˈpɑstʃər/ 
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pluralpostures

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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the position that your body is in when you sit, stand, or walk

    Exercise can improve your posture.

  2. 2
    [countable] an attitude, or the way that someone behaves toward other people

    Both sides adopted aggressive postures in the most recent negotiations.

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