- observable activity in a human or animal.
- the aggregate of responses to internal and external stimuli.
- a stereotyped, species-specific activity, as a courtship dance or startle reflex.
Origin of behavior
synonym study for behavior
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It learns what normal behavior looks like from an operations system when it interacts with the network, such as what systems it interacts with and which individual employees tend to access it.Perigee infrastructure security solution from former NSA employee moves into public beta|Ron Miller|September 17, 2020|TechCrunch
“The problem is that a lot of universities are acting like the only thing you can rely on on is behavior change on the part of students without calling out the responsibility of the universities themselves,” says Jha.Even the most cautious schools are seeing outbreaks|Sy Mukherjee|September 17, 2020|Fortune
Approximating the complex behavior of fields often gave nonsensical, infinite answers that made some theorists think field theories might be a dead end.How Mathematical ‘Hocus-Pocus’ Saved Particle Physics|Charlie Wood|September 17, 2020|Quanta Magazine
One intriguing finding from these studies suggests that only certain childhood temperaments influence teenage personality and behavior.‘The Origins of You’ explores how kids develop into their adult selves|Bruce Bower|September 16, 2020|Science News
They need to change their menus, websites, and social media strategies—and ultimately, they need to elicit a change in consumer behavior, which takes time.
Anger often manifests in withholders as another self-destructive but more socially acceptable feeling or behavior, like anxiety.
The team tracked individuals from afar to get a sense of their behavior.Mongooses, Meerkats, and Ants, Oh My! Why Some Animals Keep Mating All in the Family|Helen Thompson|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But it looks like it was created by crazed person with obsessive-compulsive behavior.
They seem to belong to us, and then they freely go—behavior very uncharacteristic of a shadow or a shoe.
The idea is to reveal human nature and behavior with your camera moves.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Moreover, most of the burrows were only a few feet apart and no agonistic behavior was witnessed.Summer Birds From the Yucatan Peninsula|Erwin E. Klaas
He had been very silent all the morning, but Bessie's heart was so full that she had taken little notice of his behavior.The value of a praying mother|Isabel C. Byrum
They still hold my wife and children as hostages for my good behavior.Portrait and Biography of Parson Brownlow, The Tennessee Patriot|William Gannaway Brownlow
This word struck the tutor, who saw there was some mystery in this behavior, and he looked at the speaker with admiration.Balsamo, The Magician|Alexander Dumas
He came the next day; I felt that my behavior must have seemed strange, and I excused it on the ground of my affection for Daphne.Chicot the Jester|Alexandre Dumas, Pere
Medical definitions for behavior
Other words from behaviorbe•hav′ior•al adj.
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Other Idioms and Phrases with behavior
see on one's best behavior.