Manner of behaving or acting.
M.E. behavour, from behaven "to behave," altered by model havour, from O.Fr. avoir "to have."
Raftâr "behavior, walking, going," from raft past tense stem of raftan "to go, walk, proceed" (present tense stem row-, Mid.Pers. raftan, raw-, Proto-Iranian *rab/f- "to go; to attack") + -âr prefix forming action noun.
Fr.: comportement chaotique
The behavior of a → chaotic system.
Fr.: comportement collectif
1) The whole behavior of a system of many interacting components,
which differs from that of the individual components. Some classical
examples are the → many-body problem,
→ phase transition, most of thermodynamic phenomena,
collective oscillations occurring in solids, etc. Physics dealt with collective
behavior much earlier than the term collective behavior was even coined.