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Noun: behavior  bi'heyv-yur
Usage: US (elsewhere: behaviour)
  1. Manner of acting or controlling yourself
    - behaviour [Brit, Cdn], conduct, doings
  2. The action or reaction of something (as a machine or substance) under specified circumstances
    "the behavior of small particles can be studied in experiments";
    - behaviour [Brit, Cdn]
  3. (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
    "her dignified behavior";
    - demeanor [US], demeanour [Brit, Cdn], behaviour [Brit, Cdn], conduct, deportment
  4. (psychology) the aggregate of the responses, reactions or movements made by an organism in any situation
    - behaviour [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: behaviors

Type of: action, activeness, activity, trait

Encyclopedia: Behavior