Definitions for Behaviorbɪˈheɪv yər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the manner of conducting oneself.
Psychol., Animal Behav. observable activity in a human or animal. the aggregate of responses to internal and external stimuli. a stereotyped species-specific activity, as a courtship dance.
the action or reaction of any material under given circumstances.
* Usage: See -or1.
Origin of behavior:
1400–50; late ME behavoure, behaver, der. of behave , on the model of hav(i)or possession< MF (h)avoir < L habēre to have
behavior, behaviour, conduct, doings(noun)
manner of acting or controlling yourself
the action or reaction of something (as a machine or substance) under specified circumstances
"the behavior of small particles can be studied in experiments"
demeanor, demeanour, behavior, behaviour, conduct, deportment(noun)
(behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
(psychology) the aggregate of the responses or reactions or movements made by an organism in any situation
The way a living creature behaves or acts.
The way a device or system operates.
manner of behaving, whether good or bad; mode of conducting one's self; conduct; deportment; carriage; -- used also of inanimate objects; as, the behavior of a ship in a storm; the behavior of the magnetic needle
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The observable response a person makes to any situation.