Squatting is a posture where the weight of the body is on the feet (as with standing) but the knees and hips are bent. In contrast, sitting, involves taking the weight of the body, at least in part, on the buttocks against the ground or a horizontal object such as a chair seat. The angle between the legs when squatting can vary from zero to widely splayed out, flexibility permitting. Squatting may be either:
full – known as full squat, deep squat, grok squat, Asian squat, third world squat, (sitting) on one’s haunches, (sitting) on one’s hunkers, or hunkering (down) etc.
partial – known as partial, standing, half, semi, parallel, shallow, intermediate, incomplete or monkey squat etc.