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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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. Molecular Genetics Lorna Harries:

    We need to pinpoint exactly how the splicing factors are causing the cells to rejuvenate, and identify the key points where we could intervene to stop them declining as we age, or to restore them once the damage is done, we’re now addressing why the splicing factors get switched off as we age, what the downstream consequences of this are for the regulation of our genes and the behavior of our cells, and also to identify new ways by which we might be able to intervene in these processes.

  2. Meghan McCain:

    I disagree with everyone on this table, i would never be okay with somebody not saluting the flag. By the way, 72 percent of Americans, according to Reuters, said that they thought [ Colin ] Kaepernick’s behavior was unpatriotic.

  3. Adam Hartstone-Rose:

    There are many more scientific papers about Sasquatch than about animal behavior during an eclipse.

  4. Marise Payne:

    The government would be particularly concerned if any foreign diplomatic mission were to act in ways that could undermine such rights, including by encouraging disruptive or potentially violent behavior.

  5. Andrea Swartzendruber:

    Relationship factors are important to future individual sexual risk behavior. Young people’s thoughts and perceptions about their sexual relationships and partners may impact their sexual risk behavior and health, explicit discussion about monogamy / non-monogamy expectations and improved communication skills could conceivably reduce concurrent partnerships and in that way reduce STI/HIV risk.

Images & Illustrations of behavior

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