What does behavior mean?

Definitions for behavior
bɪˈheɪv yərbe·hav·ior

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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.

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. Marissa Hoechstetter:

    There's clear evidence of a pattern of bad behavior by the doctor, a lack of institutional courage by his employer Columbia University, and a lack of willingness to take the case seriously by the Manhattan district attorney, the combination of all three together to me is enough for me to know that everyone did the best they could to make it go away.

  2. Tom Hanks:

    Wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands. That alone means you are contributing to the betterment of your house, your work, your town, your society as a whole and it's such a small thing, it's a mystery to me how somehow that has been wiped out of what should be ingrained in the behavior of us all. Simple things. Do your part.

  3. Peter Williams:

    This new technique opens the way to better understanding the behavior of atmospheres that are unlike anything found in our solar system.

  4. Fed Chair Janet Yellen:

    I would highlight that equity market valuations at this point generally are quite high, there are potential dangers there... We've also seen the compression of spreads on high-yield debt, which certainly looks like a reach for yield type of behavior.

  5. Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights:

    This is a cheap ‘Fatwa’ that is far from what Islam really stands for and is in violation of human rights, it is a portrayal of these murderers’ devilish-like behavior and low moral standing.

Images & Illustrations of behavior

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