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I'm not a fan of Dr. Seuss's better-known work, but his fables leave me awe-struck. 'Ten Tall Tales' is a collection of stories where his trademark anarchy is combined with a tautness of writing that shines an affectionate yet uncompromising spotlight on some of the absurdities of human behaviour.
Giles Andreae

Meaning of "behaviour" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BEHAVIOUR

From behave; influenced in form by Middle English havior, from Old French havoir, from Latin habēre to have.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BEHAVIOUR

behaviour  [bɪˈheɪvjə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BEHAVIOUR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Behaviour is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BEHAVIOUR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Behavior

Behavior or behaviour is the range of actions and mannerisms made by organisms, systems, or artificial entities in conjunction with themselves or 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.

Definition of behaviour in the English dictionary

The first definition of behaviour in the dictionary is manner of behaving or conducting oneself. Other definition of behaviour is the aggregate of all the responses made by an organism in any situation. Behaviour is also a specific response of a certain organism to a specific stimulus or group of stimuli.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BEHAVIOUR


haviour
ˈheɪvjə
hevea
ˈhiːvjə
interbehavior
ˌɪntəbɪˈheɪvjə
liveyer
ˈlɪvjə
liveyere
ˈlɪvjə
misbehaver
ˌmɪsbɪˈheɪvjə
misbehaviour
ˌmɪsbɪˈheɪvjə
pavior
ˈpeɪvjə
paviour
ˈpeɪvjə
savior
ˈseɪvjə
saviour
ˈseɪvjə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BEHAVIOUR

behalf
Behan
behappen
behatted
behave
behaver
behaviorally
behavioristic
behaviour modification
behaviour patterns
behaviour therapy
behavioural
behavioural contagion
behavioural science
behavioural sink
behaviourally
behaviourism
behaviourist
behaviouristic
behead

WORDS THAT END LIKE BEHAVIOUR

acquired behaviour
buying behaviour
code of behaviour
colour
consummatory behaviour
four
honour
hour
humour
indecent behaviour
on one´s best behaviour
our
pour
retour
satisficing behaviour
scurriour
sense of humour
threatening behaviour
unreasonable behaviour
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Synonyms and antonyms of behaviour in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BEHAVIOUR»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «behaviour» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of behaviour

Translation of «behaviour» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BEHAVIOUR

Find out the translation of behaviour to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of behaviour from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «behaviour» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

行为
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

conducta
570 millions of speakers

English

behaviour
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

व्यवहार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سُلُوك
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

поведение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

comportamento
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আচরণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

comportement
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tingkah laku
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Benehmen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

態度
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

행동
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Prilaku
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cách cư xử
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நடத்தை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वर्तन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

davranış
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

comportamento
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zachowanie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

поведінка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

comportament
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συμπεριφορά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gedrag
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

uppförande
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

oppførsel
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of behaviour

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BEHAVIOUR»

The term «behaviour» is very widely used and occupies the 9.202 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BEHAVIOUR» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «behaviour» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «behaviour» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about behaviour

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10 QUOTES WITH «BEHAVIOUR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word behaviour.
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Amy Adams
I'd love to be a diva. But I'd then have to send so many apology notes for my abhorrent behaviour.
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Giles Andreae
I'm not a fan of Dr. Seuss's better-known work, but his fables leave me awe-struck. 'Ten Tall Tales' is a collection of stories where his trademark anarchy is combined with a tautness of writing that shines an affectionate yet uncompromising spotlight on some of the absurdities of human behaviour.
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Daniel Barenboim
Beethoven was a deeply political man in the broadest sense of the word. He was not interested in daily politics, but concerned with questions of moral behaviour and the larger questions of right and wrong affecting the entire society.
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Andy Behrman
I think almost all manic depressives exhibit some kind of criminal behaviour, even if it's something as minimal as shoplifting, but then they often go on to bigger and better things - in my case, it was fraud.
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Gro Harlem Brundtland
Intervention for the prevention and control of osteoporosis should comprise a combination of legislative action, educational measures, health service activities, media coverage, and individual counselling to initiate changes in behaviour.
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Bill Bryson
I see litter as part of a long continuum of anti-social behaviour.
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Frances Burney
I cannot be much pleased without an appearance of truth; at least of possibility I wish the history to be natural though the sentiments are refined; and the characters to be probable, though their behaviour is excelling.
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Margaret Chan
For the first time in history we can track the evolution of a pandemic in real time. Influenza viruses are notorious for their rapid mutation and unpredictable behaviour.
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David Cheriton
I am a believer in Adam Smith, who says that if you look at something that really contributes value to society, and you can deliver it at a reasonable price, then society will recognise that at some point because rational behaviour will come into play.
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John G. D. Clark
If we turn to palaeontology to tell us about our biological evolution it is to prehistory that we look for evidence of the evolution of specifically human patterns of behaviour.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BEHAVIOUR»

Discover the use of behaviour in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to behaviour and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Dog Behaviour, Evolution, and Cognition
This is the first book to collate and synthesize the recent burgeoning primary research literature on dog behaviour, evolution, and cognition.
Ã?dám Miklósi, 2008
2
Young Children's Behaviour: Practical Approaches for ...
"In the third edition of this landmark test, Louise Porter draws on current, evidence-based research to explore prominent theories about young children's behaviour.
Louise Porter, 2007
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The Domestic Dog: Its Evolution, Behaviour and Interactions ...
A scientific analysis of dogs, their behaviour, and their relationships with humans. This unique book seeks to expose the real dog beneath the popular stereotypes.
James Serpell, 1995
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Business Psychology and Organisational Behaviour: A ...
This student's text in psychology and business has been revised to reflect research and the needs of modern courses.
Eugene F. McKenna, 2000
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Cattle Behaviour and Welfare
This book replaces the book Cattle Behaviour, written by the same author and published by Farming Press in 1993. The text has been revised and updated and four new chapters on cattle welfare have been added.
Clive Phillips, 2008
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Challenging Behaviour
This edition contains significantly expanded sections on the emergence and development of challenging behaviour and strategies for prevention, at the level of both individuals and service systems.
Eric Emerson, Stewart L. Einfeld, 2011
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Measuring Behaviour: An Introductory Guide
As with the first edition, the authors strive for brevity and clarity of presentation.
Paul Martin, Paul Patrick Gordon Bateson, 1993
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Organizational Behaviour in a Global Context
"At last there is a lucid, well-written OB book, which covers key issues required in OB teaching, but which has a mind of its own. Students and faculty will recognize this is more than standard fare.
Jean C. Helm Mills, John Bratton, Carolyn Forshaw, 2006
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Managing Children's Behaviour
Covers both the theory and practice of behaviour management from birth to adolescence.
Sheila Riddall-Leech, 2003
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Behaviour
Behaviour describes animal and human behaviour, including environmental influence, behavioural development, courtship and social interaction.
Michael Dockery, Michael Reiss, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BEHAVIOUR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term behaviour is used in the context of the following news items.
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Authority accused of incompetent and dictatorial behaviour over …
Council insiders said some of the groups had been accused of bullying, undemocratic behaviour and were being used as vehicles to further ... «Herald Scotland, Jul 15»
2
'Anti-social behaviour is leading to isolation' for fearful pensioners
PENSIONERS say anti-social behaviour in the city is proving to be a 'blight' on ... leaders to discuss issues caused by anti-social behaviour. «Stoke Sentinel, Jul 15»
3
Behaviour at after ball function disappoints Police
Police and the Whangarei District Council are disappointed at the behaviour at an after ball function held at the Old Library in Whangarei on ... «Scoop.co.nz, Jul 15»
4
Letters: 'What other than greed motivates this behaviour?'
“The new real estate wars” (Economy, June 22) caused me to wonder if municipal residential tax rates were keeping pace with the dramatic rise ... «Macleans.ca, Jul 15»
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Rise over large rise in anti-social behaviour in Dungannon District
Anti-social behaviour is blighting housing estates in Dungannon, Coalisland and surrounding villages with a 60 percent increase in reported ... «Tyrone Times, Jul 15»
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Peculiar Okafor: Phrases that Excuse bad behaviour
Really, you have a horrible behaviour and the only ingenious excuse you have is 'It's just the way I am?' Well, honey, we don't like the way you ... «Bella Naija, Jul 15»
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Police step up antisocial behaviour patrols in Southwater
A Horsham police spokesperson said: “Please report any such antisocial behaviour in the vicinity to us or if you have any information about ... «West Sussex County Times, Jul 15»
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Nick Kyrgios Seems to Stop Trying in Wimbledon Clash with Richard …
Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios attracted a lot of attention with some strange behaviour during his fourth-round match with Frenchman ... «Bleacher Report, Jul 15»
9
How fasting affects your driving behaviour
Dubai: With only a few minutes left for iftar, a beastly growl rises in the belly and hands begin to tighten their grip on the steering wheel… is ... «gulfnews.com, Jul 15»
10
Man given ASBO for anti-social and criminal behaviour over the last …
A 21-year-old man who has displayed anti-social and criminal behaviour in Southall over the last five years has been given an Anti Social ... «getwestlondon, Jul 15»

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