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Noun: discipline  di-su-plin
  1. A branch of knowledge
    "in what discipline is his doctorate?";
    - subject, subject area, subject field, field, field of study, study, bailiwick
  2. A system of rules of conduct or method of practice
    "he quickly learned the discipline of prison routine"; "for such a plan to work requires discipline"
  3. The trait of being well behaved
    "he insisted on discipline among the troops"
  4. Training to improve strength or self-control
  5. The act of disciplining
    "the offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received";
    - correction
Verb: discipline  di-su-plin
  1. Develop (a child's or animal's) behaviour by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control
    "Parents must discipline their children";
    - train, check, condition
  2. Punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience
    "The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently";
    - correct, sort out

Derived forms: disciplining, disciplined, disciplines

Type of: develop, domain, grooming, knowledge base, knowledge domain, make grow, penalisation [Brit], penalise [Brit], penalization, penalize, penalty, preparation, punish, punishment, sanction, system, system of rules, training, trait

Antonym: undiscipline

Encyclopedia: Discipline, Ecclesiastical