- 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.
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Origin of behavior
synonym study for behavior
OTHER WORDS FROM behavior
Example sentences from the Web for behavior
Sex, with its myths, confronts us with the complexity of our behaviors and our beliefs.
Risk in the other direction can rapidly be understood by the public and behaviors adjusted on the fly—because fear works.
So we identified who that guy was, put a report in his file, kept him under observation for other behaviors.
The difficulty is that behaviors that would indicate ADHD in a 9-year-old are completely normal in a 2-year-old.Why Giving Adderall to Toddlers Is So Completely, Utterly Wrong|Russell Saunders|May 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These behaviors, while disturbing, never seemed to fit the traditional definitions of abuse as Henderson and others knew it.Digital Harassment Is the New Means of Domestic Abuse|Keli Goff|February 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nina Balatka presents a sharp contrast between the behaviors of the Jewish and Christian characters.Nina Balatka|Anthony Trollope
Medical definitions for behavior
Other words from behaviorbe•hav′ior•al adj.
Scientific definitions for behavior
Idioms and Phrases with behavior
see on one's best behavior.