Behavior



manner of behaving or acting.
Psychology, Animal Behavior.

observable activity in a human or animal.
the aggregate of responses to internal and external stimuli.
a stereotyped, species-specific activity, as a courtship dance or startle reflex.

Often, behaviors. a behavior pattern.
the action or reaction of any material under given circumstances:
the behavior of tin under heat.
Contemporary Examples

Should the Judge Who Wrote the Torture Memos Be Impeached? John W. Dean April 20, 2009
In New Jersey, There’s No Exit for Chris Christie’s Bridge Trolls Michael Daly January 8, 2014
We’re Talking About Depression All Wrong Jean Kim August 19, 2014
French Election: Four Ways Nicolas Sarkozy Got Screwed Christopher Dickey April 21, 2012
The Real Reason for Christmas Nicholas Wade December 13, 2009

Historical Examples

The Conflict between Private Monopoly and Good Citizenship John Graham Brooks
The Underdog F. Hopkinson Smith
La Ronge Journal, 1823 George Nelson
The Black Bag Louis Joseph Vance
The Dead Command Vicente Blasco Ibez

n.

be·hav’ior·al adj.
behavior
(bĭ-hāv’yər)

see: on one’s best behavior

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