noun Chiefly British.
Definition for behaviour (2 of 2)
- 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 behaviour
But there is more to this behaviour than intentional amnesia.Beirut Letter: In Lebanon, Fighting ISIS With Culture and Satire|Kim Ghattas|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“His behaviour as a parliamentary candidate has brought the party into disrepute,” he said.British Candidate Receives Death Threats for Tweeting Prophet Mohammed Cartoon|The Telegraph|January 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is my sincere wish that the new royal couple will feel, through your behaviour, loving trust.
[W]e can't repair the effects of past behaviour on our atmosphere as quickly and as easily as we might cleanse a stream or river.
The character and behaviour of plants would change, some for the better, some for worse.
These last furnished the clue to the behaviour of the crows.Birds of the Plains|Douglas Dewar
I was struck with his behaviour, but felt no alarm, for Marietta sat at work near me, apparently unconscious of what had passed.Tales from "Blackwood"|Various
Her behaviour subsequently was becoming the awful situation in which she was placed.
The behaviour of the eldest girl was so outrageously profligate, that she was about to be disposed of also.Retrospect of Western Travel, Volume I (of 2)|Harriet Martineau
His manifestations regarding Margaret's behaviour were the only exception to the kind, cheerful conduct of his whole life.Philip Winwood|Robert Neilson Stephens
British Dictionary definitions for behaviour
- the aggregate of all the responses made by an organism in any situation
- a specific response of a certain organism to a specific stimulus or group of stimuli
Derived Formsbehavioural or US behavioral, adjective
Word Origin for behaviour
Medicine definitions for behaviour
Related formsbe•hav′ior•al adj.
Science definitions for behaviour
Idioms and Phrases with behaviour
see on one's best behavior.