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dis·ci·pline

 (dĭs′ə-plĭn)
n.
1. Training expected to produce a specific character or pattern of behavior, especially training that produces moral or mental improvement: was raised in the strictest discipline.
2.
a. Control obtained by enforcing compliance or order: military discipline.
b. Controlled behavior resulting from disciplinary training; self-control: Dieting takes a lot of discipline.
c. A state of order based on submission to rules and authority: a teacher who demanded discipline in the classroom.
3. Punishment intended to correct or train: subjected to harsh discipline.
4. A set of rules or methods, as those regulating the practice of a church or monastic order.
5. A branch of knowledge or teaching: the discipline of mathematics.
tr.v. dis·ci·plined, dis·ci·plin·ing, dis·ci·plines
1. To train by instruction and practice, as in following rules or developing self-control: The sergeant disciplined the recruits to become soldiers. See Synonyms at teach.
2. To punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience. See Synonyms at punish.
3. To impose order on: needed to discipline their study habits.

[Middle English, from Old French descepline, from Latin disciplīna, from discipulus, pupil; see disciple.]

dis′ci·pli·nal (-plə-nəl) adj.
dis′ci·plin′er n.

discipline

(ˈdɪsɪplɪn)
n
1. training or conditions imposed for the improvement of physical powers, self-control, etc
2. (Education) systematic training in obedience to regulations and authority
3. the state of improved behaviour, etc, resulting from such training or conditions
4. punishment or chastisement
5. a system of rules for behaviour, methods of practice, etc
6. (Education) a branch of learning or instruction
7. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the laws governing members of a Church
8. a scourge of knotted cords
vb (tr)
9. to improve or attempt to improve the behaviour, orderliness, etc, of by training, conditions, or rules
10. to punish or correct
[C13: from Latin disciplīna teaching, from discipulus disciple]
ˈdisciˌplinable adj
disciplinal adj
ˈdisciˌpliner n

dis•ci•pline

(ˈdɪs ə plɪn)

n., v. -plined, -plin•ing. n.
1. training to act in accordance with rules; drill: military discipline.
2. activity, exercise, or a regimen that develops or improves a skill; training.
3. punishment inflicted by way of correction and training.
4. the rigor or training effect of experience, adversity, etc.
5. behavior in accord with rules of conduct: good discipline in an army.
6. a branch of instruction or learning.
7. a set or system of rules and regulations.
8. the system of government regulating the practice of a church or order.
v.t.
9. to train by instruction and exercise; drill.
10. to bring to a state of order and obedience by training and control.
11. to punish or penalize; correct; chastise.
[1175–1225; < Anglo-French < Latin disciplīna instruction, tuition]
dis′ci•pli•nal (-plə nl) adj.
dis′ci•plin`er, n.
disciple, discipline - Disciple comes from a Latin word meaning "learner" and discipline comes from one meaning "instruction, knowledge."
See also related terms for instruction.

discipline


Past participle: disciplined
Gerund: disciplining

Imperative
discipline
discipline
Present
I discipline
you discipline
he/she/it disciplines
we discipline
you discipline
they discipline
Preterite
I disciplined
you disciplined
he/she/it disciplined
we disciplined
you disciplined
they disciplined
Present Continuous
I am disciplining
you are disciplining
he/she/it is disciplining
we are disciplining
you are disciplining
they are disciplining
Present Perfect
I have disciplined
you have disciplined
he/she/it has disciplined
we have disciplined
you have disciplined
they have disciplined
Past Continuous
I was disciplining
you were disciplining
he/she/it was disciplining
we were disciplining
you were disciplining
they were disciplining
Past Perfect
I had disciplined
you had disciplined
he/she/it had disciplined
we had disciplined
you had disciplined
they had disciplined
Future
I will discipline
you will discipline
he/she/it will discipline
we will discipline
you will discipline
they will discipline
Future Perfect
I will have disciplined
you will have disciplined
he/she/it will have disciplined
we will have disciplined
you will have disciplined
they will have disciplined
Future Continuous
I will be disciplining
you will be disciplining
he/she/it will be disciplining
we will be disciplining
you will be disciplining
they will be disciplining
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been disciplining
you have been disciplining
he/she/it has been disciplining
we have been disciplining
you have been disciplining
they have been disciplining
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been disciplining
you will have been disciplining
he/she/it will have been disciplining
we will have been disciplining
you will have been disciplining
they will have been disciplining
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been disciplining
you had been disciplining
he/she/it had been disciplining
we had been disciplining
you had been disciplining
they had been disciplining
Conditional
I would discipline
you would discipline
he/she/it would discipline
we would discipline
you would discipline
they would discipline
Past Conditional
I would have disciplined
you would have disciplined
he/she/it would have disciplined
we would have disciplined
you would have disciplined
they would have disciplined

discipline

Any particular field of knowledge or learning.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.discipline - 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"
occultism - the study of the supernatural
communication theory, communications - the discipline that studies the principles of transmiting information and the methods by which it is delivered (as print or radio or television etc.); "communications is his major field of study"
major - the principal field of study of a student at a university; "her major is linguistics"
frontier - an undeveloped field of study; a topic inviting research and development; "he worked at the frontier of brain science"
genealogy - the study or investigation of ancestry and family history
allometry - the study of the relative growth of a part of an organism in relation to the growth of the whole
bibliotics - the scientific study of documents and handwriting etc. especially to determine authorship or authenticity
ology - an informal word (abstracted from words with this ending) for some unidentified branch of knowledge
knowledge base, knowledge domain, domain - the content of a particular field of knowledge
science, scientific discipline - a particular branch of scientific knowledge; "the science of genetics"
architecture - the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings; "architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"
applied science, engineering science, technology, engineering - the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems; "he had trouble deciding which branch of engineering to study"
futuristics, futurology - the study or prediction of future developments on the basis of existing conditions
arts, humanistic discipline, humanities, liberal arts - studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills); "the college of arts and sciences"
theology, divinity - the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth
military science - the discipline dealing with the principles of warfare
escapology - the study of methods of escaping (especially as a form of entertainment)
graphology - the study of handwriting (especially as an indicator of the writer's character or disposition)
numerology - the study of the supposed occult influence of numbers on human affairs
protology - the study of origins and first things; "To Christians, protology refers to God's fundamental purpose for humanity"
theogony - the study of the origins and genealogy of the gods
2.discipline - 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";
system of rules, system - a complex of methods or rules governing behavior; "they have to operate under a system they oppose"; "that language has a complex system for indicating gender"
3.discipline - the trait of being well behaved; "he insisted on discipline among the troops"
trait - a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
self-denial, self-discipline - the trait of practicing self discipline
restraint, control - discipline in personal and social activities; "he was a model of polite restraint"; "she never lost control of herself"
indiscipline, undiscipline - the trait of lacking discipline
4.discipline - training to improve strength or self-control
grooming, training, preparation - activity leading to skilled behavior
5.discipline - the act of punishing; "the offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received"
penalisation, penalization, penalty, punishment - the act of punishing
spanking - the act of slapping on the buttocks; "he gave the brat a good spanking"
Verb1.discipline - develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control; "Parents must discipline their children"; "Is this dog trained?"
make grow, develop - cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development; "The perfect climate here develops the grain"; "He developed a new kind of apple"
mortify - practice self-denial of one's body and appetites
groom, train, prepare - educate for a future role or function; "He is grooming his son to become his successor"; "The prince was prepared to become King one day"; "They trained him to be a warrior"
2.discipline - punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience; "The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently"
penalise, penalize, punish - impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on; "The students were penalized for showing up late for class"; "we had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again"

discipline

noun
1. control, rule, authority, direction, regulation, supervision, orderliness, strictness the need for strict discipline in military units
2. punishment, penalty, correction, chastening, chastisement, punitive measures, castigation Order and discipline have been placed in the hands of headmasters.
3. self-control, control, restraint, self-discipline, coolness, cool, willpower, calmness, self-restraint, orderliness, self-mastery, strength of mind or will His image of calm, control and discipline that appealed to voters.
4. training, practice, exercise, method, regulation, drill, regimen inner disciplines like transcendental meditation
5. field of study, area, subject, theme, topic, course, curriculum, speciality, subject matter, branch of knowledge, field of inquiry or reference appropriate topics for the new discipline of political science
verb
1. punish, correct, reprimand, castigate, chastise, chasten, penalize, bring to book, reprove He was disciplined by his company, but not dismissed.
2. train, control, govern, check, educate, regulate, instruct, restrain I'm very good at disciplining myself.
Proverbs
"Spare the rod and spoil the child"

discipline

noun
1. Something, such as loss, pain, or confinement, imposed for wrongdoing:
2. An area of academic study that is part of a larger body of learning:
verb
1. To impart knowledge and skill to:
2. To subject (one) to a penalty for a wrong:
Translations
إنْضِباطتَأْدِيبنِظام، تَدْريب على النِّظاميُسَيْطِر، يَضْبطيُعاقِب
disciplínapotrestatukáznit
disciplindisciplinerestraffe
kuri
disciplina
fegyelemfegyelmezés
agaaga; refsaagihegîunarreglur, agi
規律
규율
disciplinadisciplinuojantisdisciplinuotidrausminantisdrausminis
disciplīnadisciplinētdisciplinētībasodīt
zdisciplinovať
disciplinared
disciplin
ข้อบังคับ
disiplindisipline sokmakintizamkontrol/idare etmeknizam
kỷ luật

discipline

[ˈdɪsɪplɪn]
A. N
1. (= obedience) → disciplina f; (= punishment) → castigo m; (= self-control) → autodisciplina f
to keep or maintain disciplinemantener la disciplina
2. (= field of study) → disciplina f
B. VT
1. (= punish) [+ pupil, soldier] → castigar; [+ employee] → sancionar
2. (= control) [+ child] → disciplinar; [+ one's mind] → adiestrar
to discipline o.s. (to do sth)disciplinarse (para hacer algo)

discipline

[ˈdɪsɪplɪn]
n
[children, pupils] → discipline f (= punishment) → punition f
(= self-control) → discipline f
(= branch of knowledge) → discipline f
vt
(= control) → discipliner
to discipline o.s. → s'autodiscipliner
to discipline o.s. to do sth → s'astreindre à faire qch
(= punish) → punir

discipline

n (all senses) → Disziplin f; (= punishment)disziplinarische Maßnahmen pl; to maintain disciplinedie Disziplin aufrechterhalten
vt
(= train, make obedient)disziplinieren; reactions, emotionsin Zucht or unter Kontrolle halten; to discipline oneself to do somethingsich dazu anhalten or zwingen, etw zu tun
(= punish)bestrafen; (physically) → züchtigen

discipline

[ˈdɪsɪplɪn]
1. ndisciplina; (punishment) → punizione f, castigo
to keep/maintain discipline → tenere/mantenere la disciplina
2. vt (punish) → punire, castigare
to discipline o.s. to do sth → imporsi di fare qc
to discipline o.s → darsi una regola

discipline

(ˈdisiplin) noun
1. training in an orderly way of life. All children need discipline.
2. strict self-control (amongst soldiers etc).
verb
1. to bring under control. You must discipline yourself so that you do not waste time.
2. to punish. The students who caused the disturbance have been disciplined.
ˈdisciplinary adjective
1. of discipline.
2. intended as punishment. disciplinary action.

discipline

تَأْدِيب disciplína disciplin Disziplin πειθαρχία disciplina kuri discipline disciplina disciplina 規律 규율 discipline disiplin dyscyplina disciplina поддержание порядка disciplin ข้อบังคับ disiplin kỷ luật 纪律

discipline

n. disciplina, comportamiento estricto.

discipline

n disciplina; vt disciplinar
References in classic literature ?
Mamma was an abject slave to their caprices, but Papa was not so easily subjugated, and occasionally afflicted his tender spouse by an attempt at paternal discipline with his obstreperous son.
After allowing a moment of stillness to enforce his discipline, the voice of the singer was heard, in low, murmuring syllables, gradually stealing on the ear, until it filled the narrow vault with sounds rendered trebly thrilling by the feeble and tremulous utterance produced by his debility.
The brown scales, too, had evidently undergone rigid discipline, in an unavailing effort to rub off the rust, which, alas
In either case, there was very much the same solemnity of demeanour on the part of the spectators, as befitted a people among whom religion and law were almost identical, and in whose character both were so thoroughly interfused, that the mildest and severest acts of public discipline were alike made venerable and awful.
To "do it" would have been to indulge for instance--and for once in a way-- in some direct reference to the lady who had prepared them for my discipline.
Though the long period of a Southern whaling voyage (by far the longest of all voyages now or ever made by man), the peculiar perils of it, and the community of interest prevailing among a company, all of whom, high or low, depend for their profits, not upon fixed wages, but upon their common luck, together with their common vigilance, intrepidity, and hard work; though all these things do in some cases tend to beget a less rigorous discipline than in merchantmen generally; yet, never mind how much like an old Mesopotamian family these whalemen may, in some primitive instances, live together; for all that, the punctilious externals, at least, of the quarter-deck are seldom materially relaxed, and in no instance done away.
It was plain to see how old and firm the girlish heart was grown under the discipline of heavy sorrow; and when, anon, her large dark eye was raised to follow the gambols of her little Harry, who was sporting, like some tropical butterfly, hither and thither over the floor, she showed a depth of firmness and steady resolve that was never there in her earlier and happier days.
Yes, sir, it is; and it's only right to talk to him, too, because it's just as she says; she's trying to keep up discipline in the Rangers, and this insubordination of his is a bad example for them - now ain't it so, Marse Tom?
Then her conscience reproached her, and she yearned to say something kind and loving; but she judged that this would be construed into a confession that she had been in the wrong, and discipline forbade that.
Haven't I told you before," she whispered, in a last attempt at discipline, "that you shouldn't talk about night gowns and stockings and--things like that, in a loud tone of voice, and especially when there's men folks round?
I was somewhat unmanageable when I first went there, but a few months of this discipline tamed me.
Living constantly with rightminded and wellinformed people, her heart and understanding had received every advantage of discipline and culture; and Colonel Campbell's residence being in London, every lighter talent had been done full justice to, by the attendance of firstrate masters.

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