- 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
OTHER WORDS FROM behavior
How to use behavior in a sentence
They want to change bad behaviors—tobacco, alcohol, using a seat belt, anything.
Sex, with its myths, confronts us with the complexity of our behaviors and our beliefs.
If you recognize any of the above behaviors in yourself, seeking the help of a medical professional should be your first step.Orthorexia: When Healthy Eating Becomes an Obsession|DailyBurn|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I think we need more education on sexual behaviors off the set,” he says.Dinner With James Deen During Porn’s Latest HIV Scare|Emily Shire|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A role model is someone whose behaviors one seeks to emulate.
Nina Balatka presents a sharp contrast between the behaviors of the Jewish and Christian characters.Nina Balatka|Anthony Trollope
"I agree to that," nodded Parr, remembering the girl's many strange behaviors.The Devil's Asteroid|Manly Wade Wellman
No trace of such behaviors, however, has ever been detected.Mars and its Mystery|Edward Sylvester Morse
However, they usually feel that the new behaviors are phony, so they are reluctant to try.When You Don't Know Where to Turn|Steven J. Bartlett
From his description, the actions and food-catching behaviors of this bird must be much like those of Rhipidura.The Avifauna of Micronesia, Volume 3|Rollin H. Baker
Medical definitions for behavior
Other words from behaviorbe•hav′ior•al adj.
Scientific definitions for behavior
Other Idioms and Phrases with behavior
see on one's best behavior.