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. Mike Pompeo:

    To date the regime's default option has been violence, and we appeal to those in Tehran who see a path to a prosperous future through de-escalation to modify the regime's behavior, our restraint to this point should not be mistaken by Iran for a lack of resolve.

  2. Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak:

    Nevertheless, the clear-eyed President Trump’s Iran strategy, along with withdrawing from the Iran deal and demanding that Iran cease its destabilizing behavior in the region, has made clear to Iran and its proxies in Yemen that meddling in the region will not be overlooked again.

  3. John Bel Edwards:

    Frankly, we can not afford to loose sight of our testing, because it was about three weeks ago that our schools came back, we have had students back on our college campuses, and as you know it takes about two weeks after behavior changes to see if there is any changes in positivity, which will lead to more hospitalizations and deaths.

  4. H.W. Mann:

    Karma. Karma does not necessarily determine our lives. Karma is not permanent. Karma is accountability. Karma is the consequence of free will. We create our karma, and we can change it. We create karma with our thoughts and actions. Good karma neutralizes bad karma. Enough good karma changes bad karma. A change in behavior is required to change karma. In this way we can change our karmic state.

  5. Robert Hare:

    The behavior has to be well outside the norm.

Images & Illustrations of behavior

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