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noun [uncountable] behaviour pronunciation in British English /bɪˈheɪvjə(r)/
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  1. 1
    the way that someone behaves
    Anna was sick of her brother’s behaviour.
    Injury to the brain often produces changes in behaviour.
    observations of animal behaviour
    governments seeking to influence voter behaviour
    violent/aggressive/disruptive behaviour
    ways of teaching parents to deal with problem behaviour
    behaviour towards: I was shocked by his behaviour towards his family.
    pattern of behaviour: the patterns of social behaviour that we learn
    1. a.
      [countable] a particular way of behaving
      These behaviours should be discouraged.
  2. 2
    science the way that a substance, metal etc always reacts because of the laws of science
    Scientists are studying the behaviour of the new gas.


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