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The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Behavior \Be*hav"ior\, n. Manner of behaving, whether good or bad; mode of conducting one's self; conduct; deportment; carriage; -- used also of inanimate objects; as, the behavior of a ship in a storm; the behavior of the magnetic needle. A gentleman...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 (context uncountable English) Human conduct relative to social norms. 2 (context uncountable English) The way a living creature behaves or acts generally. 3 (context uncountable informal English) A state of probation about one's conduct. 4 (context...

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 15c., essentially from behave , but with ending from Middle English havour "possession," a word altered (by influence of have ) from aver , noun use of Old French verb aveir "to have."

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. manner of acting or conducting yourself [syn: behaviour , conduct , doings ] the action or reaction of something (as a machine or substance) under specified circumstances; "the behavior of small particles can be studied in experiments" [syn: behaviour...

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Behavior (or behaviour, see spelling differences ) is the range of actions and mannerisms made by individuals, organisms , systems , or artificial entities in conjunction with themselves or their environment, which includes the other systems or organisms...

Usage examples of behavior.

He put up a great deal of money, pledged as surety for his good behavior, and they let him gobut it was a near thing.

American society, those black offenders who have become more acculturated into mainstream society will begin imitating the behavior and custom of their white offender counterparts.

It is an ahistorical amalgam of structures, values, and behaviors that never co-existed in the same time and place.

Apprehension warred with a sudden, iron determination to find out what that precious pair were up to, but I locked the warning away in the back of my mind, dimly thinking how Aiten would have mocked such uncharacteristic behavior but dismissing the notion.

And anyway, the new script, while it called for violence and other behavior uncharacteristic of the Amish, was at least devoid of exploitive sex.

Marty Anaheim might be jealous and try to find you and, ah, attempt to correct your behavior?

Great security was achieved, too, in the manner of releasing the behavior of stringing the beads and in the counter-suggestion that she be unable to recall the order of the beads without the appropriate trigger structure being reconstructed.

Either intensive behavioral guidance is given to these few, or certain forms of bioengineered plants, producing passive behavior, are fed to them.

Antecedent Behaviors and the Act of Murder Putting thoughts and plans of murder into action presents the murderer with various behavioral options.

They felt a reward was in order because Warren had shown constructive behavior patterns and was showing a marked change in his attitude and behavioral characteristics.

Behavior Units adminiistratively feasible In January 1986, the original Behavioral Science Unit which administered the NCAVC was split into two units, with each unit responsible for the administration of two of the four NCAVC programs.

Upon the demise of the introspectionist movement in modern psychology in the early years of the twentieth century, behaviorism also adopted the principle of reductionism by studying the behavior of animals as a means to understanding human behavior.

We have to distinguish between Behaviorism as a psychological theory, to which I am profoundly opposed, and Behavior therapy as a set of techniques, some of which are very useful.

Moreover, with the perceived failure of introspection as a means of scientific inquiry, many behaviorists simply reduced all mental activity, including consciousness itself, to objective behavior.

After Varya and Miles married, Blythe never refused the chance to shock her sister-in-law into such unladylike behavior.