- manner of behaving or acting.
- Psychology, Animal Behavior.
- 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.
- Often behaviors. a behavior pattern.
- the action or reaction of any material under given circumstances: the behavior of tin under heat.
Origin of behavior
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Related Words for behaviorsstyle, management, nature, practice, presence, demeanor, attitude, role, act, action, performance, conduct, bearing, code, observance, morals, etiquette, taste, course, tone
Examples from the Web for behaviors
Contemporary Examples of behaviors
Sex, with its myths, confronts us with the complexity of our behaviors and our beliefs.Living Black & Gay in the ’50s
December 3, 2014
Risk in the other direction can rapidly be understood by the public and behaviors adjusted on the fly—because fear works.Ebola Might Be Sexually Transmitted
September 4, 2014
So we identified who that guy was, put a report in his file, kept him under observation for other behaviors.ISIS Leader: ‘See You in New York’
June 14, 2014
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
May 19, 2014
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
February 10, 2014
Historical Examples of behaviors
Nina Balatka presents a sharp contrast between the behaviors of the Jewish and Christian characters.Nina Balatka
- The actions or reactions of persons or things in response to external or internal stimuli.
- The manner in which one behaves.
- The actions displayed by an organism in response to its environment.
- One of these actions. Certain animal behaviors (such as nest building) result from instinct, while others (such as hunting) must be learned.
- The manner in which a physical system, such as a gas, subatomic particle, or ecosystem, acts or functions, especially under specified conditions.
see on one's best behavior.