behavior meaning

EN[bəˈheɪvjɚ] [bəˈheɪvjə]
  • 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,
  • ^ Elizabeth A. Minton, Lynn R. Khale (2014). Belief Systems, Religion, and Behavioral Economics. New York: Business Expert Press LLC. ISBN 978-1-60649-704-3.

    Definition of behavior in English Dictionary

  • NounPLbehaviorsPREbe-SUF-ior
    1. NU Human conduct relative to social norms.
      1. NU The way a living creature behaves or acts generally.
        1. NU INF A state of probation about one's conduct.
          1. He was on his best behavior when her family visited.
        2. NC An instance of the way a living creature behaves.
          1. NC NU (biology, psychology) Observable response produced by an organism.
            1. NU The way a device or system operates.
            2. More Examples
              1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                • The media frenzy over the actor's drunken behavior was a tempest in a teapot.
                • hard-wired behavior, or behavior that a dog's genetics have preprogrammed him to do
                • Our holistic study of these modern-day traces suggests it to be a complex trace arising from domichnial, fodinichnial and possibly pascichnial behavior of polychaetes.
              2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                • You need to man up and confront your boss about his behavior.
                • These results implicate an evolutionarily conserved pathway integrating metabolic information with bioamine signaling affecting feeding behavior.
                • The aspect which attracts me to the idea of anthropomorphs *is* their differences from humans, particularly in the ways it shapes their social behavior.
            • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
              1. Morphemes
                • Prefixes
                  • Words by prefix
                    • Words prefixed with be-
                  • Suffixes
                    • Words by suffix
                      • Words suffixed with -ior
                  • Nouns
                    • Countable nouns
                      • Singularia tantum
                        • Uncountable nouns
                    Related Links:
                    1. en behavioral
                    2. en behaviors
                    3. en behaviorist
                    4. en behaviorism
                    5. en behaviorally
                    Source: Wiktionary
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                    Meaning of behavior for the defined word.

                    Grammatically, this word "behavior" is a morpheme, more specifically, a prefixe and a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
                    Difficultness: Level 2
                    Easy     ➨     Difficult
                    Definiteness: Level 8
                    Definite    ➨     Versatile