What does behavior mean?

Definitions for behavior
bɪˈheɪv yərbe·hav·ior

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. behavior, behaviour, conduct, doingsnoun

    manner of acting or controlling yourself

  2. behavior, behaviournoun

    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, deportmentnoun

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

  4. behavior, behaviournoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. behaviornoun

    The way a living creature behaves or acts.

  2. behaviornoun

    The way a device or system operates.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Behaviornoun

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. behavior

    A responsible, mature and ethical way of behaving.

    Their behavior was excellent and it showed.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 13, 2020  
  2. behavior

    To act a specific way.

    The behavior of the children at school is so respectful.

    Submitted by MaryC on July 10, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of behavior in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of behavior in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of behavior in a Sentence

  1. Jelle Wiersma:

    It is always exciting to name a new fossil taxon, but it is equally exciting if that taxon also provides additional insights into the bigger picture of its life, such as its diet or aspects of its behavior, and the environment it lived in.

  2. Arielle Baskin-Sommers:

    Just on the general human level, people want to feel wanted and want to feel connected and want to feel complimented, and some of these men are very good at doing those things. Ted Bundy was very charming and very engaging. And so Carole Ann Boone could imagine for any human being, once Carole Ann Boone're kind of sucked in and charmed and engaged, Carole Ann Boone do anything to kind of discount the examples of behavior that might be more problematic.

  3. William Faulkner:

    No one is without Christianity, if we agree on what we mean by that word. It is every individual's individual code of behavior by means of which he makes himself a better human being than his nature wants to be, if he followed his nature only. Whatever its symbol -- cross or crescent or whatever -- that symbol is man's reminder of his duty inside the human race.

  4. The NYPD:

    As a result of these actions, she was taken into custody and placed under arrest. We are confident that the police officers in this incident acted appropriately and with respect. This individual was arrested only after her behavior toward officers warranted police action.

  5. Douglas Kratt:

    Our pets may look to us to see how we are reacting and be influenced by our behavior, try not to react too strongly to fireworks or your pets' distress.

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