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.

Wikipedia

  1. Behavior

    Behavior (American English) or behaviour (British English) is the range of actions and mannerisms made by individuals, organisms, systems or artificial entities in some environment. These systems can include other systems or organisms as well as the inanimate physical environment. It is the computed 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.Taking a behavior informatics perspective, a behavior consists of actor, operation, interactions, and their properties. This can be represented as a behavior vector.

ChatGPT

  1. behavior

    Behavior refers to the actions, reactions, or conduct of individuals or groups in response to certain situations or stimuli. It encompasses a wide range of observable activities, including gestures, speech, facial expressions, body movements, and even internal processes such as thoughts and emotions. Behavior is influenced by a combination of internal factors such as personality, beliefs, and values, as well as external factors such as social norms, culture, and environmental conditions. It is an essential aspect of human and animal interaction and plays a significant role in shaping relationships, communication, and the overall functioning of individuals and societies.

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

Wikidata

  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  

Suggested Resources

  1. Behavior

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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. Luc Lecavalier:

    The take-home message is that well-trained therapists can train parents on specific behavior management techniques that could be implemented by parents on their own, which will significantly and clinically reduce behavior problems of their child with autism.

  2. Robert Pinnegar:

    They are pushing money into the hands of consumers, but will they use it to pay the rent or to buy food and stock up on toilet paper ? That is the unknown. We're waiting to see what human behavior is come May.

  3. Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson:

    We’ve witnessed the desecration of cherished monuments, like the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Terry Fox Statue, displays of hate symbols, like the Confederate flag and the swastika, and all types of bad behavior that have taken away the freedom of our residents to live without fear, many residents have not slept for days due to the noise and disruptions. Many have been shut in by the crowds – a lockdown imposed by the protest itself.

  4. Tom Kloza:

    We have to watch for bad human behavior, it's the week before Labor Day, which is normally a high-demand week anyway.

  5. John Stephenson:

    We think they're denning again. Just the behavior we're seeing.

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