Definitions for Behaviorbɪˈheɪv yər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

be•hav•ior*bɪˈheɪv yər(n.)

  1. the manner of conducting oneself.

  2. 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.

    Category: Psychology

  3. 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

be•hav′ior•al•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. behavior, behaviour, conduct, doings(noun)

    manner of acting or controlling yourself

  2. behavior, behaviour(noun)

    the action or reaction of something (as a machine or substance) under specified circumstances

    "the behavior of small particles can be studied in experiments"

  3. demeanor, demeanour, behavior, behaviour, conduct, deportment(noun)

    (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people

  4. behavior, behaviour(noun)

    (psychology) the aggregate of the responses or reactions or movements made by an organism in any situation

Wiktionary

  1. behavior(Noun)

    The way a living creature behaves or acts.

  2. behavior(Noun)

    The way a device or system operates.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Behavior(noun)

    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

Freebase

  1. Behavior

    Behavior or behaviour is the range of actions and mannerisms made by organisms, systems, or artificial entities in conjunction with their environment, which includes the other systems or organisms around as well as the physical environment. It is the response of the system or organism to various stimuli or inputs, whether internal or external, conscious or subconscious, overt or covert, and voluntary or involuntary.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Behavior

    The observable response a person makes to any situation.

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