Definition of Behaviour

1. Noun. The action or reaction of something (as a machine or substance) under specified circumstances. "The behavior of small particles can be studied in experiments"

Exact synonyms: Behavior
Generic synonyms: Action, Activeness, Activity

2. Noun. (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people.

3. Noun. (psychology) the aggregate of the responses or reactions or movements made by an organism in any situation.
Exact synonyms: Behavior
Generic synonyms: Activity
Specialized synonyms: Territoriality
Category relationships: Psychological Science, Psychology

4. Noun. Manner of acting or controlling yourself.

Definition of Behaviour

1. Noun. The way matter moves or acts. ¹

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Definition of Behaviour

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Medical Definition of Behaviour

1. The observable response a person makes to any situation. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Behaviour

behavioral objective
behavioral pattern
behavioral patterns
behavioristic psychology
behaviour (current term)
behaviour and behaviour mechanisms
behaviour chain
behaviour disorder
behaviour reflex
behaviour therapy
behavioural disciplines and activities
behavioural epidemic
behavioural genetics
behavioural health
behavioural immunogen
behavioural manifestation
behavioural medicine
behavioural pathogen

Literary usage of Behaviour

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1. Methods of Practical Hygiene by Karl Bernhard Lehmann (1893)
"behaviour of Clothing with Air and Water. 1. behaviour WITH AIR. ยง 417. For scientific purposes we proceed as in testing the permeability of building ..."

2. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1860)
"sure thyself, that when we come to the King, we will tell him of this thy behaviour. Thus they went their way. By this time By-ends and his companions were ..."

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