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behaviour

(bĭ-hāv′yər)
n. Chiefly British
Variant of 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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Rather than banning children, perhaps a better solution would be for restaurants to embark on an educational effort to help parents teach their children to behave properly in a restaurant.
If we could all teach our animals to behave then goats everywhere would have a better name.
The authors assume that nanosized materials behave as gases--which is true only for very small particles (~ < 5 nm).
Consider how light waves behave: A brighter beam of light has a higher wave crest (highest point on a wave) than a dimmer beam.
And 81 percent agreed that their college studies had prepared them to behave ethically in their future careers as accountants.
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And if Prince Andrew wishes to continue to represent us on official business he should learn to behave with dignity, too.
While a child may feel guilty, the choices are to accept that he is really bad, to reject the norm and try not to get caught the next time, or ideally, to make some restitution and learn how to behave differently in the future.
Many were very practical--like how to behave and what to expect at auditions and what information she should include on her resume.
"If you behave in that manner with co-workers, you'll eventually behave like that with your boss." It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that this would be a bad move.
The unique conditions on board an aircraft can make people behave in ways they would not normally consider, according to consultant clinical psychologist Dr Roy Bailey of Counselling Solutions.