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behaviour

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

behaviour

See behavior.

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.

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]

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.

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]
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Peter Senge (1990), a well-known contemporary author who studies the relationship between human behavior and systems, recently wrote that when people, no matter how different, are placed in the same system (environment), they begin to behave the same and produce the same results.
First, he or she must communicate the contents of the strategic plan in such a way that everyone in the organization understands company policy in the same way and fully appreciates that they are expected to behave in ways consistent with that policy.
Most fundamentally, it assumes that there is a construction of gender at any particular historical moment rather than a continual contest between women and men - even more, between different groups of women and different groups of men - about what femininity and masculinity mean, how women and men ought to behave, and how they actually do behave.
And now a recent study in America has unearthed conclusive proof - if it was ever actually needed - that men simply do behave better when they get married.
It will examine how to motivate people to change the way they behave in relation to climate change and energy.
2 : to behave oneself in a certain way <He's been acting strangely.
He was telling them that, just as salt is used for making food taste better, so, too, the followers of Jesus should behave in such a way as to make life better for people.