characteristic behavior

See: habit
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Bogdanovic explained that this flare of light was found to have a characteristic behavior as a function of time, saying that it starts very bright and its luminosity then decreases in time in a particular way.
For readers with a knowledge of inorganic and physical chemistry, four German chemists summarize the field of chemical vapor transport reactions, survey the characteristic behavior of elements and various classes of compounds, and discuss related matters.
The search for non-financial assets looks like characteristic behavior in any financial crisis -- what was known during the great drama of hyperinflation in Weimar Germany as "die Flucht in die Sachwerte," the flight to material assets.
The first list included those children whose characteristic behavior pattern most closely resembled the externalizing behavior description.
The contents of the book range from the evolution of the construct, through methodology and measurement issues, to etiology, to characteristic behavior and problems, to the generalizability of the construct, to subtypes of psychopathy, and end with practice concerns.
He is committed to the view that the characteristic behavior of the celestial bodies--their complex but regular motion around the earth--requires the recognition of a specific type of causal principle.
The characteristic behavior of a backoff algorithm is critical when the channel is heavily loaded, and in fact, the very idea of EB is to cope with the heavily loaded channel condition.
A regime is the characteristic behavior of a natural phenomenon, such as sea surface temperature or sea surface pressure, for example.
The chapter also provides an informative discussion of criminal behavior related to Chinese and Vietnamese gangs, characteristic behavior of victims' interaction with law enforcement, and recent highlevel allegations of illegal campaign contributions and espionage activity related to nuclear bomb files.
Ride quality is evaluated by driving over a number of different road surfaces to determine tire characteristic behavior.
Traveling across the lines of their own anecdotic limits is perhaps the most characteristic behavior of characters as fictional entities in La frontera de cristal.
Roberts explains the Afrocentric view of the "bad nigger": "To African Americans, individuals who acted as 'bad niggers' in their communities were not heroes, but rather individuals whose characteristic behavior threatened their abilities to maintain the value that they placed on harmony and solidarity as a form of protection against the power of the law" (179).