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Definitions of "behavior"
- The manner in which one acts or behaves. noun
- The actions or reactions of a person or animal in response to external or internal stimuli. noun
- One of these actions or reactions. noun
- The manner in which something functions or operates. noun
- Manner of behaving, whether good or bad; conduct; mode of acting; manners; deportment: sometimes, when used absolutely, implying good breeding or proper deportment. noun
- Figuratively, the manner in which anything acts or operates. noun
- The act of representing another person; the manner in which one personates the character of another; representative character. noun
- In a state of probation; liable to be called to account in case of misconduct. noun
- Synonyms Carriage, Behavior, Conduct, Deportment, Demeanor, bearing, manner, manners, all denote primarily outward manner or conduct, but naturally are freely extended to internal states or activities. Carriage, the way of carrying one's self, may be mere physical attitude, or it may be personal manners, as expressing states of mind: we speak of a haughty or noble carriage, but not ordinarily of an ignoble, cringing, or base carriage. Behavior is the most general expression of one's mode of acting; it also refers particularly to comparatively conspicuous actions and conduct. Conduct is more applicable to actions viewed as connected into a course of life, especially to actions considered with reference to morality. Deportment is especially behavior in the line of the proprieties or duties of life: as, Mr. Turveydrop was a model of deportment; the scholars' rank depends partly upon their deportment. Demeanor is most used for manners as expressing character; it is a more delicate word than the others, and is generally used in a good sense. We may speak of lofty or gracious carriage; good, bad, wise, foolish, modest, conceited behavior; exemplary conduct; grand, modest, correct deportment; quiet, refined demeanor. noun
- Manner of behaving, whether good or bad; mode of conducting one's self; conduct; deportment; carriage; -- used also of inanimate objects. noun
- to be in a state of trial, in which something important depends on propriety of conduct. noun
- while (or so long as) one conducts one's self with integrity and fidelity or with propriety. noun
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- (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people noun
- manner of acting or controlling yourself noun
- (psychology) the aggregate of the responses or reactions or movements made by an organism in any situation noun
- the action or reaction of something (as a machine or substance) under specified circumstances noun