Word forms: behaviorsregional note: in BRIT, use behaviour
1. variable noun
People's or animals' behavior
is the way that they behave. You can refer
to a typical
way of behaving as a behavior
Make sure that good behavior is rewarded.
...human sexual behavior.
2. uncountable noun
, the behavior
of something is the way that it behaves.
It will be many years before anyone can predict a hurricane's behavior with much accuracy.
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