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behaviour

(bĭ-hāv′yər)
n. Chiefly British
Variant of behavior.
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behaviour

Conduct, bearing, demeanor, manner.
 
Lab medicine
The changes in properties of a substance in response to environmental factors.

Psychology
Manner of behaving (e.g., good or bad); mode of conduct; comportment.
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be·hav·ior

(bē-hāv'yŏr)
1. Any response emitted by or elicited from an organism.
2. Any mental or motor act or activity.
3. Parts of a total response pattern.
Synonym(s): behaviour.
[M.E., fr. O. Fr. avoir, to have]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

behaviour

  1. the total activities of a living organism (usually an animal) ranging from simple movement to complex patterns involved with courtship, threat, camouflage, etc.
  2. the observable response of an organism to stimuli from the environment. See INSTINCT, LEARNING.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

be·hav·ior

(bē-hāv'yŏr)
1. Any response emit-ted by or elicited from an organism.
2. Any mental or motor act or activity.
3. Specifically, parts of a total response pattern.
Synonym(s): behaviour.
[M.E., fr. O. Fr. avoir, to have]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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