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Definition of dicipline

"dicipline" is probably misspelled. Trying discipline instead Definition of discipline

1. discipline [ v ] train by instruction and practice; esp. to teach self-control
Examples: "Parents must discipline their children" "Is this dog trained?"

Used in print:

(Ann Hebson, The Lattimer Legend....)

She disciplined herself daily to do what must be done .

Synonyms train discipline condition check Related Terms develop mortify prepare trainee

2. discipline [ n ] a branch of knowledge
Examples: "in what discipline is his doctorate?" "teachers should be well trained in their subject" "anthropology is the study of human beings"

Used in print:

(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)

Anthropologists , housewives , historians and such by profession , they approach their discipline as amateurs , collectors , commercial propagandists , analysts or some combination of the four .

Synonyms subject field study discipline branch_of_knowledge subject_field field_of_study bailiwick subject_area Related Terms knowledge_domain theology science humanistic_discipline engineering ology architecture protology futuristics allometry military_science frontier communication_theory major occultism numerology bibliotics theogony learn

3. discipline [ n ] a system of rules of conduct or method of practice
Examples: "he quickly learned the discipline of prison routine" or "for such a plan to work requires discipline"

Used in print:

(Bonnie Prudden, "The Dancer and the Gymnast"...)

The gymnast must develop strength , flexibility , coordination , timing , rhythm , courage , discipline , persistence and the desire for perfection .

Synonyms discipline Related Terms system

4. discipline [ n ] the trait of being well behaved
Examples: "he insisted on discipline among the troops"

Used in print:

(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)

Professionally a lawyer , that_is_to_say associated with dignity , reserve , discipline , with much that is essentially middle-class , he is compelled by an impossible love to exhibit himself dressed_up , disguised - that_is , paradoxically , revealed - as a child , and , worse , as a whore masquerading as a child .

Synonyms discipline Related Terms indiscipline trait restraint self-discipline

5. discipline [ n ] training to improve strength or self-control

Used in print:

(Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land....)

A Tibetan swami from Palermo , Sicily , announced in Beverly_Hills a newly discovered , ancient yoga discipline for ripple breathing which increased both pranha and cosmic attraction between sexes .

Synonyms discipline Related Terms training

6. discipline [ v ] punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience
Examples: "The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently"

Synonyms correct sort_out discipline Related Terms punish

7. discipline [ n ] the act of punishing
Examples: "the offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received"

Synonyms correction discipline Related Terms punishment spanking

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