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at·ti·tude  (t-td, -tyd)
n.
1. A position of the body or manner of carrying oneself: stood in a graceful attitude. See Synonyms at posture.
2.
a. A state of mind or a feeling; disposition: had a positive attitude about work.
b. An arrogant or hostile state of mind or disposition.
3. The orientation of an aircrafts axes relative to a reference line or plane, such as the horizon.
4. The orientation of a spacecraft relative to its direction of motion.
5. A position similar to an arabesque in which a ballet dancer stands on one leg with the other raised either in front or in back and bent at the knee.

[French, from Italian attitudine, from Late Latin aptitd, aptitdin-, faculty; see aptitude.]

atti·tudi·nal (-tdn-l, -tyd-) adj.
atti·tudi·nal·ly adv.


attitude  /ttud/  n. feeling about or toward s.o. or s.t.: She has a good attitude toward work; shes always cheerful.

Thesaurus: attitude a view toward s.o. or s.t., an outlook | stance. attitude

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