What does disciplinary mean?

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ˈdɪs ə pləˌnɛr idis·ci·plinary

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disciplinary(adj)

    relating to discipline in behavior

    "disciplinary problems in the classroom"

  2. disciplinary(adj)

    relating to a specific field of academic study

    "economics in its modern disciplinary sense"

  3. corrective, disciplinary, disciplinal(adj)

    designed to promote discipline

    "the teacher's action was corrective rather than instructional"; "disciplinal measures"; "the mother was stern and disciplinary"


  1. disciplinary(Adjective)

    Having to do with discipline, or with the imposition of discipline.

    Debt can motivate or act as a disciplinary force for executives to achieve organizational efficiency.

    Etymology: From disciplinarius, from disciplina

  2. disciplinary(Adjective)

    For the purpose of imposing punishment.

    The school has announced that it will take disciplinary measures against the students who participated in the protest activities.

    Etymology: From disciplinarius, from disciplina

  3. disciplinary(Adjective)

    Of or relating to an academic field of study.

    We hope that psychologists will applaud good studies of scientific behavior and thought regardless of the disciplinary specialty of the author.

    Etymology: From disciplinarius, from disciplina

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disciplinary(adj)

    pertaining to discipline; intended for discipline; corrective; belonging to a course of training

    Etymology: [LL. disciplinarius flogging: cf. F. disciplinaire.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'disciplinary' in Adjectives Frequency: #990

How to pronounce disciplinary?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disciplinary in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disciplinary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of disciplinary in a Sentence

  1. Francisco Zelada:

    We fear reprisals from the gangs. Any decision you take and they don't like, like disciplinary action against a pupil, can bring a threat.

  2. John Scudder:

    Going forward ... a cashier who fails a secret-shopper check will be subjected to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

  3. The DFB:

    Independent of the FIFA disciplinary commission's decision, the DFB and the two colleagues in question want to make a clear point of having realized the impact of their unsportsmanlike behavior and already today announce that they will have no function in the pitch side area at the next game of the German team.

  4. Father Ogalo:

    Yes, Catholic Church has taken disciplinary measure against Father Ogalo. The use of rap music is not allowed in preaching.

  5. Thomas Kelly:

    All reports of misconduct are taken seriously and fully investigated. When those investigations validate any misconduct, TSA takes swift disciplinary actions.

Images & Illustrations of disciplinary

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