What does behavior mean?

Definitions for behavior
bɪˈheɪv yərbe·hav·ior

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word behavior.

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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How to say behavior in sign language?

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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. Priscilla Moriuchi:

    They continue to draw a clear line for The Chinese regarding what type of behavior is and is not acceptable for states to conduct in cyberspace, in particular, that leveraging government and military resources to conduct cyber operations in order to steal intellectual property from private companies is unacceptable.

  2. Peter Schweizer:

    The smoking gun is in the pattern of behavior, most people that engage in criminal insider trading don't send an email and say, 'I've got inside information -- buy this stock.'.

  3. Paul. F. Meekin:

    The truth is that we are all born into this world quite ignorant, personally I like to think of my behavior in my youth as a "learning experience." I have a great many regrets, and I'm sure most everyone does. However as a Headmaster I now feel that I must protect the memory of those stupid things, so I can teach the value of them to my students. However if they don't want my advice they can always go get a "learning experience" for themselves!

  4. Valentina Mella:

    Koalas have been alleged to never drink free water in the wild, or to drink only occasionally. Drinking behavior has often been considered unusual and attributed to disease or to severe heat stress, koalas were thought to gain the majority of the water that they require from the moisture content in the leaves that they feed on and to drink water unintentionally in the wild by eating wet leaves after rain, or when dew is present on the leaf surface.

  5. John Haywood:

    Our average per-location daily guest counts went from 700 per day to less than 200, this pre-closure guest behavior, and consumer research conducted during April, clearly indicated that the majority of guests will not be comfortable with any type of salad bar or buffet for some time.

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