|proportionality between applied force and resulting change in length of a given spring|
|apparatus with suspended point mass, frictionless thread, constant length and periodic motion|
|1.||the way a person views something or tends to behave towards it, often in an evaluative way|
|2.||a theatrical pose created for effect (esp in the phrase strike an attitude)|
|3.||a position of the body indicating mood or emotion|
|4.||informal a hostile manner: don't give me attitude, my girl|
|5.||See also axis the orientation of an aircraft's axes in relation to some plane, esp the horizontal|
|6.||the orientation of a spacecraft in relation to its direction of motion|
|7.||ballet a classical position in which the body is upright and one leg raised and bent behind|
|[C17: from French, from Italian attitudine disposition, from Late Latin aptitūdō fitness, from Latin aptus|
attitude at·ti·tude (āt'ĭ-t&oomacr;d', -ty&oomacr;d')
The position of the body and limbs; posture.
A manner of acting.
A relatively stable and enduring predisposition to behave or react in a characteristic way.