What does disciplinary mean?

Definitions for disciplinary
ˈdɪs ə pləˌnɛr idis·ci·plina·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disciplinaryadjective

    relating to discipline in behavior

    "disciplinary problems in the classroom"

  2. disciplinaryadjective

    relating to a specific field of academic study

    "economics in its modern disciplinary sense"

  3. corrective, disciplinary, disciplinaladjective

    designed to promote discipline

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


  1. disciplinaryadjective

    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. disciplinaryadjective

    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. disciplinaryadjective

    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. Disciplinaryadjective

    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

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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. Ian Prior:

    The Department does not discuss specific employee disciplinary actions or comment on personnel actions or matters that may impact personal privacy. That said, the Department was very disappointed with the issues that occurred in the Obama administration and strives for a workplace free of harassment and other misconduct for all of our 115,000 employees, that is why the Civil Division has implemented additional safeguards and systems to ensure that all misconduct allegations are handled appropriately going forward.

  2. Christine Lagarde:

    This centralized budget capacity does not need to become a payment facility, it can very well have disciplinary conditions attached.

  3. Daniel Fogg:

    The focus on the internal affairs review will be to see if any disciplinary actions need to be taken, we will fully cooperate with the work of the outside investigator and we will hopefully begin that process immediately.

  4. Father Ogalo:

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

  5. Karen Boroff:

    Roger Goodell is faced with making another decision, and the record shows Roger Goodell has had a tendency to take missteps on disciplinary decision-making, discipline probably communicates more loudly than the mere words in a rules book what the organization values. If the organization values its rules, it will discipline those who violate them... The owners and then Tom Brady should face the most severe punishment.

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    call in an official matter, such as to attend court
    • A. abase
    • B. elaborate
    • C. summon
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