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discipline   (Sound)

KK Pronunciation

〔 ˋdIsәplIn 〕


〔 ˊdisiplin 〕

Overview of noun discipline

The noun discipline has 5 senses

  • discipline, subject, subject area, subject field, field, field of study, study, bailiwick -- (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")

  • 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";)

  • discipline -- (the trait of being well behaved; "he insisted on discipline among the troops")

  • discipline -- (training to improve strength or self-control)

  • discipline, correction -- (the act of punishing; "the offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received")

Overview of verb discipline

The verb discipline has 2 senses

  • discipline, train, check, condition -- (develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control; "Parents must discipline their children"; "Is this dog trained?")

  • discipline, correct, sort out -- (punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience; "The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently")