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posture (military machine)

Definition:

capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war

Class:

attribute noun (attributes of people and objects)

Plural:

postures

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Examples:

firepower | sea power

Etymology:

French posture (16th century), from Italian postura "position, posture", from...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of posture...

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Military capability

defined by the Australian Defence Force as "the ability to achieve a desired effect in a specific operating environment". It's defined by three interdependent factors: combat readiness, sustainable capability and force structure. In terms of... (35 of 576 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Military capability

Collins Dictionary:

posture | carriage [synonym, sense-specific] | pose [synonym, sense-specific] | postural [adjective, derived]

a position or attitude of the limbs or body | a characteristic manner of bearing the body; carriage | the disposition of the parts of a visible object ... (26 of 523 words, 8 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/posture

Oxford Dictionary:

posture | posturing | postural [derived] | posturer [derived]

a particular position of the body | the characteristic way in which someone holds their body when standing or sitting | [zoology] : a particular pose ... (24 of 239 words, 8 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/posture

Random House Dictionary:

posture | postured [past tense] | posturing [present participle]

the relative disposition of the parts of something. | the position of the limbs or the carriage of the body as a whole. | an affected or unnatural ... (26 of 201 words, 13 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/posture

Wiktionary:

posture | postures [plural] | postured [past tense] | posturing [present participle] | position [synonym, sense-specific] | situation [synonym, sense-specific]

The way a person holds and positions their body. | A situation or condition. | One's attitude or the social or political position one takes towards an issue or another person. | [rare] The position of someone or something relative to another; position;... (40 of 159 words, 7 definitions, 12 usage examples, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/posture

Merriam-Webster:

posture [entry 1, noun] | attitude [synonym, sense-specific] | carriage [synonym, sense-specific] | poise [synonym, sense-specific] | stance [synonym, sense-specific] | station [synonym, sense-specific] | attention [similar, sense-specific] | body language [similar, sense-specific] | pose [similar, sense-specific] | ...

the position or bearing of the body whether characteristic or assumed for a special purpose ; the pose of a model or artistic figure | state or ... (26 of 147 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/posture

posture [entry 2, verb] | postured [past tense] | posturing [present participle] | pose [synonym, sense-specific] | attitudinize [synonym, sense-specific] | posturer [noun, related]

to cause to assume a given posture; "pose" | to assume a posture ; especially, to strike a pose for effect | to assume an artificial or pretended ... (26 of 51 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/posture show=1

American Heritage Dictionary:

posture | postured [past tense] | posturing [present participle] | postures [3rd-person singular present] | postural [adjective, related] | posturer [noun, related] | posturist [noun, related]

A position of the body or of body parts | An attitude; a pose | A characteristic way of bearing one's body; carriage | Relative placement or ... (24 of 140 words, 9 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/posture

New World Dictionary:

posture | postured [past tense] | posturing [present participle] | postural [adjective, related] | posturer [noun, related]

the position or carriage of the body in standing or sitting; bearing | such a position assumed as in posing for an artist | the way things stand; ... (26 of 113 words, 7 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/posture

Macmillan British Dictionary:

posture | postures [plural]

[countable/uncountable] the position that your body is in when you sit, stand, or walk | [countable] an attitude, or the way that someone behaves ... (23 of 62 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/posture

posture [intransitive, showing disapproval, verb] | postured [past tense] | posturing [present participle] | postures [3rd-person singular present]

to do things only because you want people to notice you, admire you, or be afraid of you (18 of 49 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/posture 8

Cambridge Dictionary:

posture [entry 1]

the way in which someone usually holds their shoulders, neck and back, or a particular position in which someone stands, sits, etc (22 of 49 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/posture 1

posture [entry 2]

a way in which a government or other organization thinks about and/or deals with a particular matter (17 of 54 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/posture 2

Encarta Dictionary:

posture | postures [plural] | postured [past tense] | posturing [present participle] | posturize [sense-specific, verbs] | posturized [sense-specific, verbs, past tense] | posturised [sense-specific, verbs, past tense] | posturizing [sense-specific, verbs, present participle] | posturising [sense-specific, verbs, present participle] | ...

the way in which somebody holds his or her body, especially when standing | a position that the body can assume, e.g. standing, sitting, kneeling, or ... (25 of 184 words, 9 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861737696​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

posture

First use: about 1600

Origin: French posture (16th century), from Italian postura "position, posture", from Latin positura "position, station", from ... (17 of 56 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=posture

Oxford Dictionary:

posture | posturing

First use: late 16th century

Origin: (denoting the relative position of one thing to another): from French, from Italian postura, from Latin positura "position", from ... (22 of 28 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/posture

American Heritage Dictionary:

posture | postured [past tense] | posturing [present participle] | postures [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: French, from Italian postura, from Latin positūra, position, from positus, past participle of pōnere, to place; see apo- in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/posture

New World Dictionary:

posture | postured [past tense] | posturing [present participle]

Origin: Middle French from Italian postura from Latin positura, a position from ponere, to place: see "position"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/posture

Collins Dictionary:

posture

First use: 17th century

Origin: via French from Italian postura, from Latin positūra, from pōnere to place

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/posture

Wiktionary:

posture | postures [plural] | postured [past tense] | posturing [present participle]

Origin: French, from Italian postura, from Latin positūra ("position, situation")

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/posture

Merriam-Webster:

posture [entry 1, noun]

First use: about 1586

Origin: Middle French, from Italian postura, from Latin positura, from positus, past participle of ponere to place

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/posture

Encarta Dictionary:

posture | postures [plural] | postured [past tense] | posturing [present participle]

First use: Late 16th century

Origin: French from Latin positura from posit-

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861737696​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

posture

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "posture"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/posture

Macmillan British Dictionary:

posture | postures [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "posture"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/posture

posture [intransitive, showing disapproval, verb] | postured [past tense] | posturing [present participle] | postures [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "posture"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/posture 8

Macmillan American Dictionary:

posture | postures [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "posture"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/posture

posture [intransitive, showing disapproval, verb] | postured [past tense] | posturing [present participle] | postures [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "posture"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/posture 8

Cambridge Dictionary:

posture [entry 2]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "posture"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "posture"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/posture 2

the Free Dictionary:

posture

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "posture"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "posture"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "posture" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/posture

Google Dictionary:

posture | postures [plural] | postured [past tense] | posturing [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "posture"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=posture

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

posture

Audio: North American pronunciation of "posture"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=postur​02 word=posture

YourDictionary Audio:

posture

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "posture" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/posture

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