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Behaviour is sometimes a misspelling of behavior.

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Definition of the noun behaviour

What does behaviour mean as a name of something?

Behaviour is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: behaviours

  1. the action or reaction of something (as a machine or substance) under specified circumstances
  2. (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
  3. (psychology) the aggregate of the responses or reactions or movements made by an organism in any situation
  4. manner of acting or controlling yourself

Alternative definition of the noun behaviour


  1. The way matter moves or acts.


  1. "Behaviour" is the fourth studio album by English synthpop duo Pet Shop Boys. It was first released in 1990. A special edition Japanese release included an additional Mini CD, exclusive artwork and printed lyrics in a white velvet-like box.
    • also known as Behaviour / Further Listening 1990-1991
    • genres: Synthpop, House music
    • released on (24 years ago)
  2. "Behaviour" is the sixth studio album by the Canadian progressive rock band Saga, and was originally released in 1985, two years after the moderately successful Heads or Tales. Behaviour was itself successful, and managed to outsell its 1983 predecessor thanks to the strong performance of the single "What Do I Know?".
  3. "Behaviour" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  4. "Behaviour" is a musical single of Absurd.
    • released in (18 years ago)
  5. "Behaviour" is a musical album of Naevus.
    • released in (13 years ago)


  1. Behaviour a.k.a. behavior is a gene group, gene ontology group.
  2. Behaviour is an academic journal published by Brill Publishers.
  3. The behaviour of the element.
  4. behaviour: Properties that indicate the method in which content interacts with other stimuli.

Phrases with Behaviour

  1. Antisocial Behaviour Order
  2. Herd Behaviour
  3. Human Behaviour

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Behaviour

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Google previewEssentials of Educational Technology, 3rd Edition (2011)

by J.C. Aggarwal

Teaching Behaviour is a Unidirectional Activity. In a given teaching–learning situation, it is the teacher (T)...

Google previewModern General Psychology, Second Edition (revised And Expanded) (in 2 Vols.) (2007)

by M. Rajamanickam

The internal behaviour is a continuous process that is going on even when the organism is in a sleeping state, and also the functions like...

Google previewSuccess in Professional Experience (2015)

Building Relationships by Michael Dyson, Margaret Plunkett, Kerryn McCluskey

A student's behaviour is a message about what they want. Sometimes...

Google previewNew Insights into the Theory of Giffen Goods (2011)

by Wim Heijman, Pierre von Mouche

Then a well-known necessary condition for such behaviour is that good 1 is an inferior good. This paper shows that an additional necessary condition for such behaviour is that good 1 is a gross substitute for good 2, and that good 2 is a gross ...

Google previewStrategic Behaviour in Network Industries (2009)

A Multidisciplinary Approach by E. F. ten Heuvelhof, Ernst Ten Heuvelhof

Strategic behaviour is a frequently used concept.

actually see what strategic behaviour means in practice and how it evolves, we will depart from the economic 'rational choice' game-theoretic notions and then systematically...

Google previewFCS Consumer Behaviour L2 (2007)

Consumer behaviour refers to the things that a consumer does when buying and using products and services. A brand name is the...

Google previewFaces of Medicine (2012)

A Philosophical Study by W.J. van der Steen, P.J. Thung

First of all, the distinction of environmental influences and influences of personal behaviour is a bit awkward. It may make one overlook the impact of the psychosocial environment. In the past few decades, this dimension of the environment ...

Google previewCommunity Mental Health for Older People (2010)

by Gerard J. Byrne, Christine C. Neville

Abnormal illness behaviour refers to the situation in which the person either inappropriately affirms or inappropriately denies the presence of an illness. Abnormal treatment behaviour refers to the situation in which the doctor or other health ...

Google previewChildren and Behavioural Problems (2004)

Anxiety, Aggression, Depression and ADHD – A Biopsychological Model with Guidelines for Diagnostics and Treatment by Martine Delfos

Less clear, however, is whether the behaviour is a matter of a disorder or a problem; namely whether the aggression and anxiety...

Google previewMedical Sociology in Africa (2014)

by Jimoh Amzat, Oliver Razum

Illness behaviour is a concept that was introduced in the late 1950s by David Mechanic to depict the “variability in...

One major difference between health and illness behaviour is that in the former, the person defines himself or herself...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Agricultural Marketing (1999)

by Jagdish Prasad

BEHAVIOUR. OF. PRICES. AND. MARKET. ARRIVALS. OF. FOODGRAINS. IN. HIMACHAL. PRADESH. Harbans Lal, D.S. Thakur, A.S. Saini & D.R. Thakur Introduction An efficient marketing system is a pre-requisite for stable and ...

Google previewThe SAGE Dictionary of Health and Society (2006)

by Kevin White

First, there has to be something about A good example of medicalizathe behaviour that makes it problematic to powerful groups and to broadly accepted cultural beliefs about the right way to live life. Gambling, in nineteenth-century America ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: An IOC Medical Commission Publication, Strength and Power in Sport (2008)

by Paavo Komi

Behaviour of single motor units from the tibialis anterior during ballistic contraction of similar force levels (41 vs. 44% of MVC), before (a) and after (b) dynamic training. The traces correspond to the mechanical force (A) and the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Leisure and Outdoor Recreation (2004)

by John Jenkins, John Pigram

Indirect techniques often include education or INTERPRETATION, whicharebased onthe presumption that,if visitors are informedaboutthe consequences oftheir behaviour, theywilldo the right thing. Practicalexperience suggeststhat ...

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Quotes about Behaviour

This year, or this month, or, more likely, this very day, we have failed to practise ourselves the kind of behaviour we expect from other people. (C.S. Lewis)
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Scrabble value of B3E1H4A1V4I1O1U1R1

The value of this 9-letter word is 17 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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