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- UK [bɪˈheɪvjə(r)] / US [bɪˈheɪvjər]
Word forms "behaviour":
singular behaviour plural behavioursGet it right: behaviour:
Behaviour is usually an uncountable noun, so it is rarely used in the plural:
Wrong: Parents should be able to prevent their children's crimes or bad behaviours.
Right: Parents should be able to prevent their children's crimes or bad behaviour.
Wrong: The media often encourage violence and aggressive behaviours.
Right: The media often encourage violence and aggressive behaviour. The plural form "behaviours" is a specialized term used in fields such as psychology, social science, and education. This use is much less common than the uncountable use: In this chapter, we discuss strategies for dealing with the problem behaviours of young children.1)a) the way that someone behaves
Anna was sick of her brother's behaviour.
Injury to the brain often produces changes in behaviour.
observations of animal behaviour
governments seeking to influence voter behaviour
violent/aggressive/disruptive behaviourbehaviour towards:
ways of teaching parents to deal with problem behaviourpattern of behaviour:
I was shocked by his behaviour towards his family.
the patterns of social behaviour that we learnb) [countable] a particular way of behaving
These behaviours should be discouraged.•
Adjectives frequently used with behaviour
▪ aggressive, antisocial, bad, criminal, deviant, disruptive, insulting, threatening, unacceptable, undesirable, violent2) science the way that a substance, metal etc always reacts because of the laws of science
Scientists are studying the behaviour of the new gas.•
English dictionary. 2014.
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