behaviour - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
noun [uncountable] 

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/bɪˈheɪvjə(r)/
singularbehaviour
pluralbehaviours
  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

    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

  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.