behaviour , (U.S.) behavior
1 manner of behaving or conducting oneself
on one's best behaviour behaving with careful good manners
a the aggregate of all the responses made by an organism in any situation
b a specific response of a certain organism to a specific stimulus or group of stimuli
4 the action, reaction, or functioning of a system, under normal or specified circumstances
(C15: from behave; influenced in form by Middle English havior, from Old French havoir, from Latin habere to have)
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