behavior
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: [bɪˈheɪvjɚ]
  • (RP) IPA: [bɪˈheɪvjə]
Noun

behavior (uncountable) (American spelling)

  1. (uncountable) Human conduct relative to social norms.
  2. (uncountable) The way a living creature behaves or acts generally.
  3. (uncountable, informal) A state of probation about one's conduct.
    He was on his best behavior when her family visited.
  4. (countable) An instance of the way a living creature behaves.
  5. (countable, uncountable, biology, psychology) Observable response produced by an organism.
  6. (uncountable) The way a device or system operates.
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