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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.
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.
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References in classic literature ?
cessat doctorum doctrina, discipulorum disciplina .
In Alphonso's Clericalis Disciplina a serpent was mentioned with eyes of real jacinth, and in the romantic history of Alexander, the Conqueror of Emathia was said to have found in the vale of Jordan snakes "with collars of real emeralds growing on their backs." There was a gem in the brain of the dragon, Philostratus told us, and "by the exhibition of golden letters and a scarlet robe" the monster could be thrown into a magical sleep and slain.
La vieja escuela del Ius publicum, como es sabido, se dio por periclitada tras el Concilio Vaticano II, y desde entonces asistimos a un laborioso intento de reconstruccion de la disciplina, a partir de nuevas bases teologicas y juridicas.
Diversas pesquisas apontam a dificuldade em se trabalhar a Geometria na disciplina de Matematica ou em abordagens interdisciplinares (Carvalho & Bellemain, 2015; Santos & Bicudo, 2015; Mikuska, Goes, Luz, & Rosa, 2014; Krakus, 2013; Luz, Goes, & Mikuska, 2013; Souza, 2011; Luz, Medina, & Goes, 2008; Luz, Medina, Alves, & Travassos, 2005; Crescenti, 2005; Almouloud, Manrique, Silva, & Campos, 2004; Pavanello, 1985) e isto e sentido nas disciplinas que o DEGRAF oferta para os 14 cursos de graduacao da UFPR.
El MEIF se conformo por cuatro areas: a) Area de Formacion Basica, constituida a su vez por el Area General (AFBG) y por el Area de Iniciacion a la disciplina; b) Area de Formacion Disciplinaria; c) Area de Formacion Terminal; y d) Area de Formacion de Eleccion Libre (AFEL).
Para ele o conhecimento da materia envolve a compreensao pelo professor dos conteudos e da estrutura dos diferentes assuntos de uma disciplina, a ponto de poder ensinar a outras pessoas.
A duracao do curso permaneceu em 5 (cinco) anos e o curriculo minimo era composto por 14 disciplinas, sendo todas de carater profissionalizante, com excecao da disciplina de Introducao ao Ensino do Direito.