* behaviour (everywhere except US)
* (l), (l), (l), (l)
(uncountable) Human conduct relative to social norms.
(uncountable) The way a living creature behaves or acts generally.
(uncountable, informal) A state of probation about one's conduct.
(countable) An instance of the way a living creature behaves.
(countable, uncountable, biology, psychology) Observable response produced by an organism.
(uncountable) The way a device or system operates.
- He was on his best behavior when her family visited.
* Adjectives often applied to "behavior": 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.
Prone to relapse into immoral or antisocial behavior.
* 1970 , Hugo Adolf Bernatzik, Akha and Miao , p 336 [http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=TDtwAAAAMAAJ&q=recidivous&dq=recidivous&lr=&pgis=1]:
Recurring (of a disease or another medical problem).
* 2002 , F. Hagenmüller, M. P. Manns, H. G. Musmann, Medical Imaging in Gastroenterology and Hepatology , p 72 [http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=EiyIxc_gNvEC&pg=PA72&dq=recidivous&lr=]
- Recidivous thieves, on the other hand, must expect corporal punishment, which is meted out in addition to fines in money or goods.
- In principle, resection of liver metastases is indicated when an extrahepatic recidivous occurrence or a second tumour is excluded.