behaviour meaning


    Definition of behaviour in English Dictionary

  • NounPLbehavioursPREbe-SUF-iour
    1. The way a living creature behaves or acts.
      1. She can't stop the strange behaviour because she has OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder).
    2. The way a device or system operates.
    3. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • The modal analysis was used to characterize the eigenoscillation behaviour of the structure without external excitation.
        • But a member of the cabinet has been placed on the Downing Street naughty step after weeks of bad behaviour which has tested the prime minister's patience to its limits.
        • Philip Miles, defending, said: "This was a single instance, there was no allegation of continuing behaviour over a long period of time."
      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • I was called into the head's office to discuss my behaviour.
        • Ah Lian are not simply lowly educated, they also have supposedly 'pre-modern' or sua-ku (hill tortoise, metaphor for 'backward') modes of behaviour.
        • As myrmecochory is a case of active exozoochory, the fate of dispersed seeds depends on the traits of both the seed and the elaiosome, but is also closely related to the ants’ foraging behaviour.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Morphemes
        • Prefixes
          • Words by prefix
            • Words prefixed with be-
          • Suffixes
            • Words by suffix
              • Words suffixed with -iour
          • Nouns
            • Countable nouns
              • Singularia tantum
                • Uncountable nouns
            Related Links:
            1. en behaviours
            2. en behavioural
            3. en behaviourist
            4. en behaviourism
            5. en behaviourisms
            Source: Wiktionary
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            Meaning of behaviour for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "behaviour" 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