- 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
Examples from the Web for behavior
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
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
“While IV infusion is safe and effective,” one officer wrote, rectal hydration could be used as a form of behavior control.The Most Gruesome Moments in the CIA ‘Torture Report’|Shane Harris, Tim Mak|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In many ways, the behavior of the male “ally” demonstrates how far we have to go in the tech industry.
But besides all this, there was his behavior since he left home.The Quality of Mercy|W. D. Howells
The two-winged flies, in their behavior to man, stand in a marked contrast to all the other orders of insects.
But, something in the behavior of the strange ships, after a while, rendered our Frenchmen a little doubtful of their character.The Lily and the Totem|William Gilmore Simms
The behavior of a great Hope is like the setting of the sun.
For "from her behavior it could never be discovered that she had once been the wife of the King."The Stones of Paris in History and Letters, Volume II (of 2)|Benjamin Ellis Martin
Medicine definitions for behavior
Related formsbe•hav′ior•al adj.
Science definitions for behavior
Idioms and Phrases with behavior
see on one's best behavior.