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discipline

discipline - Dictionary definition and meaning for word discipline

Definition
(noun) a branch of knowledge
Example Sentence
  • in what discipline is his doctorate?
  • teachers should be well trained in their subject
  • anthropology is the study of human beings

Definition
(noun) a system of rules of conduct or method of practice
Example Sentence
  • he quickly learned the discipline of prison routine
  • for such a plan to work requires discipline

Definition
(noun) the trait of being well behaved
Example Sentence
  • he insisted on discipline among the troops

Definition
(noun) training to improve strength or self-control
Definition
(noun) the act of punishing
Synonyms : correction
Example Sentence
  • the offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received

Definition
(verb) develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control
Synonyms : check , condition , train
Example Sentence
  • Parents must discipline their children
  • Is this dog trained?

Definition
(verb) punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience
Synonyms : correct , sort out
Example Sentence
  • The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently

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