Definitions for Disciplineˈdɪs ə plɪn
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
dis•ci•plineˈdɪs ə plɪn(n.; v.)-plined, -plin•ing.
(n.)training to act in accordance with rules; drill:
activity, exercise, or a regimen that develops or improves a skill; training.
punishment inflicted by way of correction and training.
the rigor or training effect of experience, adversity, etc.
behavior in accord with rules of conduct:
good discipline in an army.
a branch of instruction or learning.
a set or system of rules and regulations.
the system of government regulating the practice of a church or order.
(v.t.)to train by instruction and exercise; drill.
to bring to a state of order and obedience by training and control.
to punish or penalize; correct; chastise.
Origin of discipline:
1175–1225; < AF < L disciplīna instruction, tuition
discipline, subject, subject area, subject field, field, field of study, study, bailiwick(noun)
a branch of knowledge
"in what discipline is his doctorate?"; "teachers should be well trained in their subject"; "anthropology is the study of human beings"
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";
the trait of being well behaved
"he insisted on discipline among the troops"
training to improve strength or self-control
the act of punishing
"the offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received"
discipline, train, check, condition(verb)
develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control
"Parents must discipline their children"; "Is this dog trained?"
discipline, correct, sort out(verb)
punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience
"The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
discipline(noun)ˈdɪs ə plɪn
the control of people's behavior using punishment
Without effective discipline a school will fail.
disciplineˈdɪs ə plɪn
the ability to control your own behavior; = self-control
I lack the discipline to lose weight.
disciplineˈdɪs ə plɪn
a subject of study
an arts discipline
discipline(verb)ˈdɪs ə plɪn
to punish for breaking the rules
doctors disciplined by the medical board
A controlled behaviour; self-control
An enforced compliance or control
A systematic method of obtaining obedience
A state of order based on submission to authority
A punishment to train or maintain control
A set of rules regulating behaviour
A flagellation as a means of obtaining sexual gratification
A specific branch of knowledge or learning
A category in which a certain art, sport or other activity belongs, or a sub-category of said activity.
To train someone by instruction and practice.
To teach someone to obey authority.
To punish someone in order to (re)gain control.
To impose order on someone.
the treatment suited to a disciple or learner; education; development of the faculties by instruction and exercise; training, whether physical, mental, or moral
training to act in accordance with established rules; accustoming to systematic and regular action; drill
subjection to rule; submissiveness to order and control; habit of obedience
severe training, corrective of faults; instruction by means of misfortune, suffering, punishment, etc
correction; chastisement; punishment inflicted by way of correction and training
the subject matter of instruction; a branch of knowledge
the enforcement of methods of correction against one guilty of ecclesiastical offenses; reformatory or penal action toward a church member
self-inflicted and voluntary corporal punishment, as penance, or otherwise; specifically, a penitential scourge
a system of essential rules and duties; as, the Romish or Anglican discipline
to educate; to develop by instruction and exercise; to train
to accustom to regular and systematic action; to bring under control so as to act systematically; to train to act together under orders; to teach subordination to; to form a habit of obedience in; to drill
to improve by corrective and penal methods; to chastise; to correct
to inflict ecclesiastical censures and penalties upon
Translations for Discipline
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
training in an orderly way of life
All children need discipline.
- dissipline, tugAfrikaans
- نِظام، تَدْريب على النِّظامArabic
- disciplinaPortuguese (BR)
- die ErziehungGerman
- انضباط؛ نظم و ترتیبFarsi
- disciplina, samokontrolaCroatian
- hegðunarreglur, agiIcelandic
- disciplina, tvarkaLithuanian
- انضباط؛ نظم و ترتیبPersian
- ديسپلين، سمون، انضباط، انتطام: سزا، روزنهPashto
- red, disciplinaSlovenian
- disiplin, terbiyeTurkish
- 紀律Chinese (Trad.)
- дисципліна; порядокUkrainian
- نظم و ضبطUrdu
- sự rèn luyệnVietnamese
- 纪律Chinese (Simp.)
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