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Meaning of BEHAVIOR

Pronunciation:  bi'heyvyur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  manner of acting or conducting yourself
  2. [n]  (psychology) the aggregate of the responses or reactions or movements made by an organism in any situation
  3. [n]  (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
  4. [n]  the action or reaction of something (as a machine or substance) under specified circumstances; "the behavior of small particles can be studied in experiments"

BEHAVIOR is a 8 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: behaviour, behaviour, behaviour, conduct, conduct, demeanor, demeanour, deportment, doings
 See Also: action, activeness, activity, activity, aggression, citizenship, correctitude, dirty tricks, discourtesy, improperness, impropriety, manner, manners, offence, offense, offensive activity, personal manner, properness, propriety, swashbuckling, territoriality, trait



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Be*hav"ior\, n.
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.

      A gentleman that is very singular in his behavior.

{To be upon one's good behavior}, {To be put upon one's good
behavior}, to be in a state of trial, in which something
   important depends on propriety of conduct.

{During good behavior}, while (or so long as) one conducts
   one's self with integrity and fidelity or with propriety.

Syn: Bearing; demeanor; manner.

Usage: {Behavior}, {Conduct}. Behavior is the mode in which
       we have or bear ourselves in the presence of others or
       toward them; conduct is the mode of our carrying
       ourselves forward in the concerns of life. Behavior
       respects our manner of acting in particular cases;
       conduct refers to the general tenor of our actions. We
       may say of soldiers, that their conduct had been
       praiseworthy during the whole campaign, and their
       behavior admirable in every instance when they met the

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