how to pronounce behavior


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behavior is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of behavior in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… how i know their behavior is try to …”

meanings of behavior


  1. An instance of the way a living creature behaves.
  2. Human conduct relative to social norms.
  3. The way a living creature behaves or acts generally.
  4. The way a device or system operates.
  5. A state of probation about one's conduct.
  6. Observable response produced by an organism.

behavior frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word behavior occurs in english on average 45.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics behavior can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that behavior can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

3) people, society, and culture;

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