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    discipline

    discipline - Dictionary definition and meaning for word discipline

    Definition
    (noun) a branch of knowledge
    Example Sentence
    • in what discipline is his doctorate?
    • teachers should be well trained in their subject
    • anthropology is the study of human beings
    Definition
    (noun) a system of rules of conduct or method of practice
    Example Sentence
    • he quickly learned the discipline of prison routine
    • for such a plan to work requires discipline
    Definition
    (noun) the trait of being well behaved
    Example Sentence
    • he insisted on discipline among the troops
    Definition
    (noun) training to improve strength or self-control Definition
    (noun) the act of punishing
    Synonyms : correction
    Example Sentence
    • the offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received
    Definition
    (verb) develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control
    Synonyms : check , condition , train
    Example Sentence
    • Parents must discipline their children
    • Is this dog trained?
    Definition
    (verb) punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience
    Synonyms : correct , sort out
    Example Sentence
    • The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently
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