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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.
Historical Examples

Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood George MacDonald
The Merry Wives of Windsor William Shakespeare
Cinderella Jane Marjorie Benton Cooke

manner of behaving or conducting oneself
on one’s best behaviour, behaving with careful good manners

the aggregate of all the responses made by an organism in any situation
a specific response of a certain organism to a specific stimulus or group of stimuli

the action, reaction, or functioning of a system, under normal or specified circumstances

be·hav’ior·al adj.

see: on one’s best behavior


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