behaviour Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “behaviour” in the English Dictionary

"behaviour" in British English

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UK (US behavior) uk   /bɪˈheɪ.vjər/  us   /-vjɚ/
B1 [U] the way that someone ​behaves: Her behaviour is often ​appalling. He was ​notorious for his ​violent and ​threatening behaviour. [C or U] specialized biology, chemistry, physics, psychology the way that a ​person, an ​animal, a ​substance, etc. ​behaves in a ​particularsituation or under ​particularconditions: His ​researchinvolved the ​study of ​instinctive behaviour in ​birds. These behaviours can be ​observed among many ​children who have ​lost a ​parent or other ​loved one.
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(Definition of behaviour from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"behaviour" in Business English

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behaviournoun [U]

UK ( US behavior) uk   us   /bɪˈheɪvjər/
the way that someone or something ​behaves in a particular ​situation: A boss's behaviour must be consistent both with the ​law and with broad ​publicpolicygoals.the behaviour of sb/sth In the last few ​years, the behavior of the ​stockmarket suggests that ​investors are ​cautious. Good corporate behaviour makes good ​commercial sense.
(Definition of behaviour from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “behaviour”
in Arabic سُلوك, تَصَرُّف…
in Korean 행동, 처신…
in Portuguese comportamento, conduta…
in Catalan comportament…
in Japanese (英)態度, 言動, ふるまい…
in Chinese (Simplified) 行为,举止…
in Turkish davranış, tavır…
in Russian поведение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 行為,舉止…
in Italian comportamento…
in Polish zachowanie…
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