behaviour

[bih-heyv-yer]
noun Chiefly British.

See -or1.
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behaviour or behavior (bɪˈheɪvjə)
 
n
1.  manner of behaving or conducting oneself
2.  on one's best behaviour behaving with careful good manners
3.  psychol
 a.  the aggregate of all the responses made by an organism in any situation
 b.  a specific response of a certain organism to a specific stimulus or group of stimuli
4.  the action, reaction, or functioning of a system, under normal or specified circumstances
 
[C15: from behave; influenced in form by Middle English havior, from Old French havoir, from Latin habēre to have]
 
behavior or behavior
 
n
 
[C15: from behave; influenced in form by Middle English havior, from Old French havoir, from Latin habēre to have]
 
be'havioural or behavior
 
adj
 
be'havioral or behavior
 
adj

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behaviour
British spelling of behavior; for suffix, see -or.
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Example sentences
Behaviour that's admired is the path to power among people everywhere.
If you give her a good grade, you reward her bad behaviour.
Changes in individual behaviour are indeed important, it has a ripple effect.
That's the point of the article: public education to start changing behaviour.
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