Behaviour vs Property - What's the difference?

behaviour | property |


As nouns the difference between behaviour and property

is that behaviour is the way a living creature behaves or acts while property is something that is owned.

As a verb property is

(obsolete) to invest with properties, or qualities.

behaviour

English

Alternative forms

* (US) * (obsolete)

Noun

(en noun)
  • The way a living creature behaves or acts.
  • She can't stop the strange behaviour because she has OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder).
  • * 2014 , A teacher, " Choosing a primary school: a teacher's guide for parents", The Guardian , 23 September 2014:
  • Teachers will probably be on their best behaviour for your visit – but don't be upset if they don't even notice you; they've got enough going on.
  • The way a device or system operates.
  • Usage notes

    * Adjectives often applied to "behaviour" include: human, animal, physical, chemical, mechanical, electrical, organizational, corporate, social, collective, parental, interpersonal, sexual, criminal, appropriate, inappropriate, correct, incorrect, right, wrong, good, bad, acceptable, unacceptable, poor, ethical, unethical, moral, immoral, responsible, irresponsible, normal, odd, deviant, abnormal, violent, abusive, aggressive, offensive, defensive, rude, stupid, undesirable, verbal, nonverbal, learned, professional, unprofessional, adaptive, compulsive, questionable, assertive, disgusting, self-destructive.

    Derived terms

    * human behaviour

    property

    English

    Alternative forms

    * propretie

    Noun

  • Something that is owned.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1927, author= F. E. Penny
  • , chapter=4, title= Pulling the Strings , passage=A turban and loincloth soaked in blood had been found; also a staff. These properties were known to have belonged to a toddy drawer. He had disappeared.}}
  • A piece of real estate, such as a parcel of land.
  • Real estate; the business of selling houses.
  • The exclusive right of possessing, enjoying and disposing of a thing.
  • An attribute or abstract quality associated with an individual, object or concept.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Philip J. Bushnell
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= Solvents, Ethanol, Car Crashes & Tolerance , passage=Furthermore, this increase in risk is comparable to the risk of death from leukemia after long-term exposure to benzene, another solvent, which has the well-known property of causing this type of cancer.}}
  • An attribute or abstract quality which is characteristic of a class of objects.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Lee S. Langston, magazine=(American Scientist)
  • , title= The Adaptable Gas Turbine , passage=Turbines have been around for a long time—windmills and water wheels are early examples. The name comes from the Latin turbo'', meaning ''vortex , and thus the defining property of a turbine is that a fluid or gas turns the blades of a rotor, which is attached to a shaft that can perform useful work.}}
  • (label) An editable or read-only parameter associated with an application, component or class, or the value of such a parameter.
  • An object used in a dramatic production.
  • (label) Propriety; correctness.
  • (Camden)

    Synonyms

    * (something owned) belongings, owndom, possession * (piece of real estate) land, parcel * (attribute or abstract quality of an object) attribute, feature, owndom * (object used in a dramatic production) prop * See also * See also

    Derived terms

    * abandoned property * accidental property * bound property * chemical property * country property * essential property * hot property * intellectual property * lost property * man of property * mechanical property * metaproperty * mislaid property * personal property * physical property * private property * prop * propertied * property file * property ladder * property law * property line * property man * property master * property owner * property porn * property rights * property tax * propertyless * public property * qualified property * real property

    Verb

  • (obsolete) To invest with properties, or qualities.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • (obsolete) To make a property of; to appropriate.
  • * Shakespeare
  • They have here propertied me.

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