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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Behavior  \Be*hav"ior\,  n. 
  Manner  of  behaving,  whether  good  or  bad  mode  of  conducting 
  one's  self  conduct;  deportment;  carriage;  --  used  also  of 
  inanimate  objects;  as  the  behavior  of  a  ship  in  a  storm;  the 
  behavior  of  the  magnetic  needle. 
 
  A  gentleman  that  is  very  singular  in  his  behavior. 
  --Steele. 
 
  {To  be  upon  one's  good  behavior},  {To  be  put  upon  one's  good 
  behavior},  to  be  in  a  state  of  trial,  in  which  something 
  important  depends  on  propriety  of  conduct. 
 
  {During  good  behavior},  while  (or  so  long  as)  one  conducts 
  one's  self  with  integrity  and  fidelity  or  with  propriety. 
 
  Syn:  Bearing;  demeanor;  manner. 
 
  Usage:  {Behavior},  {Conduct}.  Behavior  is  the  mode  in  which 
  we  have  or  bear  ourselves  in  the  presence  of  others  or 
  toward  them  conduct  is  the  mode  of  our  carrying 
  ourselves  forward  in  the  concerns  of  life.  Behavior 
  respects  our  manner  of  acting  in  particular  cases; 
  conduct  refers  to  the  general  tenor  of  our  actions.  We 
  may  say  of  soldiers,  that  their  conduct  had  been 
  praiseworthy  during  the  whole  campaign,  and  their 
  behavior  admirable  in  every  instance  when  they  met  the 
  enemy. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  behavior 
  n  1:  manner  of  acting  or  conducting  oneself  [syn:  {behaviour},  {conduct}] 
  2:  the  action  or  reaction  of  something  (as  a  machine  or 
  substance)  under  specified  circumstances;  "the  behavior  of 
  small  particles  can  be  studied  in  experiments"  [syn:  {behaviour}] 
  3:  behavioral  attributes  [syn:  {demeanor},  {demeanour},  {behaviour}, 
  {conduct},  {deportment}] 
  4:  (psychology)  the  aggregate  of  the  responses  or  reactions  or 
  movements  made  by  an  organism  in  any  situation  [syn:  {behaviour}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  BEHAVIOR,  n.  Conduct,  as  determined,  not  by  principle,  but  by 
  breeding.  The  word  seems  to  be  somewhat  loosely  used  in  Dr  Jamrach 
  Holobom's  translation  of  the  following  lines  from  the  _Dies  Irae_: 
 
  Recordare  Jesu  pie, 
  Quod  sum  causa  tuae  viae. 
  Ne  me  perdas  illa  die. 
 
  Pray  remember,  sacred  Savior, 
  Whose  the  thoughtless  hand  that  gave  your 
  Death-blow.  Pardon  such  behavior. 
 
 




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