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.

  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.

  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.

  4. Origin: From disciplinarius, from disciplina

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disciplinary(adj)

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

  2. Origin: [LL. disciplinarius flogging: cf. F. disciplinaire.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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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. Christine Lagarde:

    It can very well have disciplinary conditions attached.

  2. Gareth Southgate:

    We still are top of the disciplinary count, but we don't really know if that is going to be an advantage.

  3. John Dehlin:

    It's very heart-warming and encouraging, it was a great uplift after a really trying disciplinary council.

  4. Ken Pimlott:

    We are pursuing the disciplinary process to the furthest extent allowed, this type of behavior will not be tolerated.

  5. Father Ogalo:

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

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