Definition of dicipline
1. discipline [ v ] train by instruction and practice; esp. to teach self-control
Examples: "Parents must discipline their children" "Is this dog trained?"
(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"
(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"
(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"
(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-controlUsed 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"
7. discipline [ n ] the act of punishing
Examples: "the offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received"
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