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 (ăt′ĭ-to͞od′, -tyo͞od′)
a. A manner of thinking, feeling, or behaving that reflects a state of mind or disposition: has a positive attitude about work; kept a dignified attitude throughout the crisis.
b. Arrogant or aggressive disposition or behavior: One customer with a lot of attitude really tried my patience.
a. A position of the body or manner of carrying oneself: stood in a graceful attitude. See Synonyms at posture.
b. 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.
a. The orientation of an aircraft's axes relative to a reference line or plane, such as the horizon.
b. The orientation of a spacecraft relative to its direction of motion.

[French, from Italian attitudine, from Late Latin aptitūdō, aptitūdin-, faculty; see aptitude.]

at′ti·tu′di·nal (-to͞od′n-əl, -tyo͞od′-) adj.
at′ti·tu′di·nal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.attitudinal - of or relating to attitudes


[ˌætɪˈtjuːdɪnəl] ADJ [change, difference] → de actitud


adj (form)die Einstellung betreffend attr; attitudinal change/differenceveränderte/unterschiedliche Einstellung; social and attitudinal changesVeränderungen in Gesellschaft und Einstellung
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The paper includes detailed information on the four drivers of engagement, the benefits of capitalizing on attitudinal data, and examples from real business.
In numerous service-learning research studies (Balazadeh, 1996; Cohen & Kinsey, 1994, Eyler & Giles, 1999; Fenzel & Leafy, 1997; Foreman, 1996; Kendrick, 1996; Markus, Howard, & King, 1993; Miller, 1994; Oliver, 1997), students and faculty report (via attitudinal surveys or questionnaires) that service learning positively develops academic learning, such as ability of students to apply course content to new situations.
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