# Definition of Behavior

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conduct, manner of acting
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Behavior Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
Manner of behaving, whether good or bad; mode of conducting one's self; conduct; deportment; carriage; -- used also of inanimate objects; as, the behavior of a ship in a storm; the behavior of the magnetic needle.

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About

behavior
\be*hav"ior\ (&?;), n. manner of behaving, whether good or bad; mode of conducting one's self; conduct; deportment; carriage; -- used also of inanimate objects; as, the behavior of a ship in a storm; the behavior of the magnetic needle. a gentleman that is very singular in his behavior.

similar words(4)

during good behavior
relaxation behavior
to be put upon ones good behavior
to be upon ones good behavior
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The Devil's Dictionary
Behavior, (n.)

Conduct, as determined, not by principle, but by breeding. The word seems to be somewhat loosely used in Dr. Jamrach Holobom's translation of the following lines from the "Dies Irae":

Recordare, Jesu pie,
Quod sum causa tuae viae.
Ne me perdas illa die.

Pray remember, sacred Savior,
Whose the thoughtless hand that gave your
Death-blow. Pardon such behavior.

The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce, 1911 (About)
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. manner of acting or conducting yourself
(synonym) behaviour, conduct, doings
(hypernym) activity
(hyponym) aggression
2. the action or reaction of something (as a machine or substance) under specified circumstances; "the behavior of small particles can be studied in experiments"
(synonym) behaviour
(hypernym) action, activity, activeness
3. (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
(synonym) demeanor, demeanour, behaviour, conduct, deportment
(hypernym) trait
(hyponym) manners
4. (psychology) the aggregate of the responses or reactions or movements made by an organism in any situation
(synonym) behaviour
(hypernym) activity
(hyponym) territoriality
(classification) psychology, psychological science
Behavior Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Learning, Performance and Training Definitions
Any activity (either covert or overt) the learner will be expected to exhibit after the instruction. The activity should be observable and measurable. It is the primary component of a objective.
Donald Clark
Behavior Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Web Dictionary of Cybernetics and Systems
(1) any sequence of states of a system. (Ashby, Handout, 1961) (2) The behavior of a system is overt and thus manifested in input-output relationships, whereas state trajectories are covert and must either be inferred or must be obtained by "opening the black box". (Michael Arbib)
A succession of state s (Ashby) starting with the first and ending with the last one observed. The protocol of an observed system 's changes from one state to the next. Whether behavior is merely identified by its name described in terms of a transformation or function , or represented by a generative device, it must ultimately refer to or reproduce a sequence of states or a trajectory in space. (krippendorff )
Behavior Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Behavior or behaviour (see American and British spelling differences) refers to the actions and mannerisms made by organisms, systems, or artificial entities in conjunction with their environment, which includes the other systems or organisms around as well as the physical environment. It is the response of the system or organism to various stimuli or inputs, whether internal or external, conscious or subconscious, overt or covert, and voluntary or involuntary.

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