Definition of behavioral in English:


Syllabification: be·hav·ior·al
Pronunciation: /biˈhāvyərəl


  • Involving, relating to, or emphasizing behavior: closely related species have similar behavioral patterns a behavioral approach to children’s language
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    • Autonomic responses are among the richest sources of adaptive behavioral patterns.
    • Second, this fear of a specific concrete object allowed use of a behavioral approach test.
    • Only one pair was observed at a time in order to time behavioral patterns precisely.



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  • Well we are still learning about that and behavioural investigators have said for some time now that behaviourally people mature later than we thought.
  • But many people so diagnosed do not show such abnormalities, and many people who are behaviourally not violent do show them.
  • Lions in zoos are behaviourally quite a different matter, as you'd know: they're a social animal, they'll lie or eat and they'll play with each other and they work very well.

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