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  1. be·hav·ior
    IPA[bəˈhāvyər]
  2. noun

    • 1. the way in which one acts or conducts oneself, especially toward others:

      his insulting behavior toward me good behavior
      Synonym : conduct, way of behaving, way of acting, deportment, bearing, etiquette, actions, exploits, doings, efforts, manners, ways, habits, practices, capers, comportment
    • 2. the way in which an animal or person acts in response to a particular situation or stimulus:

      the feeding behavior of predators
    • 3. the way in which a natural phenomenon or a machine works or functions:

      the erratic behavior of the old car
      Synonym : functioning, action, performance, operation, working, running, reaction, response, actions, reactions, responses
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: behaviour, plural noun: behaviours

    • noun

      the way in which one acts or conducts oneself, especially towards others:

      the way in which an animal or person behaves in response to a particular situation or stimulus:

    • noun

      the alteration of behavioral patterns through the use of such learning techniques as biofeedback and positive or negative reinforcement.

      another term for behavior therapy

    • noun

      the treatment of neurotic symptoms by training the patient's reactions to stimuli.
    • behave well when being observed
    • noun

      the treatment of neurotic symptoms by training the patient's reactions to stimuli.
    • behave well in a social situation or when being observed
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