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behaviour

[bih-heyv-yer] /bɪˈheɪv yər/
noun, Chiefly British
1.
Usage note
See -or1.
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behaviour

/bɪˈheɪvjə/
noun
1.
manner of behaving or conducting oneself
2.
on one's best behaviour, behaving with careful good manners
3.
(psychol)
  1. the aggregate of all the responses made by an organism in any situation
  2. 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
Derived Forms
behavioural, (US) behavioral, adjective
Word Origin
C15: from behave; influenced in form by Middle English havior, from Old French havoir, from Latin habēre to have
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n.

chiefly British English spelling of behavior; for suffix, see -or.

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