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English noun: behavior

1. behavior (act) manner of acting or controlling yourself


Synonymsbehaviour, conduct, doings


Broader (hypernym)activity


Narrower (hyponym)aggression, bohemianism, dirty pool, dirty tricks, discourtesy, easiness, offence, offense, offensive activity, the way of the world, the ways of the world

2. behavior (state) the action or reaction of something (as a machine or substance) under specified circumstances


SamplesThe behavior of small particles can be studied in experiments.


Synonymsbehaviour


Broader (hypernym)action, activeness, activity

3. behavior (attribute) (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people


Synonymsbehaviour, conduct, demeanor, demeanour, deportment


Broader (hypernym)trait


Narrower (hyponym)citizenship, correctitude, improperness, impropriety, manner, manners, personal manner, properness, propriety, swashbuckling

4. behavior (act) (psychology) the aggregate of the responses or reactions or movements made by an organism in any situation


Synonymsbehaviour


Broader (hypernym)activity


Narrower (hyponym)territoriality


Domain categorypsychological science, psychology









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