[ UK /dˈɪsɪplˌɪnəɹi/ ]
[ US /ˈdɪsəpɫəˌnɛɹi/ ]
  1. relating to a specific field of academic study
    economics in its modern disciplinary sense
  2. designed to promote discipline
    the teacher's action was corrective rather than instructional
    disciplinal measures
    the mother was stern and disciplinary
  3. relating to discipline in behavior
    disciplinary problems in the classroom
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How To Use disciplinary In A Sentence

  • Retirement would mean that he could not face disciplinary proceedings. Times, Sunday Times
  • The group rapidly bypassed disciplinary differences to focus on a common set of preferred aptitudes and abilities associated with critical thinking, reading, and writing.
  • For men, halfhearted comb-overs, plugs, weaves, and toupees are strictly forbidden and will be cause for harsh disciplinary action.
  • In the Qing Dynasty, the officials's penal system includes two parts: disciplinary sanction and penal punishment.
  • Workers in hierarchical workplaces cannot reasonably be expected to identify themselves if their opinions might touch upon their workplaces -- that's a disciplinary issue for most workers & most employers. Who Are You People? « PubliCola
  • Both originals (instrumenta) of the Concordat of Worms were read and ratified, and twenty-two disciplinary canons were promulgated, most of them reinforcements of previous conciliary decrees. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy
  • So we set about assembling a team of cross-disciplinary professionals including Dr. Patricia Muehsam, on the faculty of Mount Sinai Medical School; Dr. Peter Roche de Coppens, professor of sociology, anthropology, and psychotherapy at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania and the Sorbonne in Paris; Dr. Beverly Rubik, a biophysicist who had conducted scientific research in mind-body, subtle energies, and complementary medicine; Dr. J. Manifesting Michelangelo
  • He said the company's internal disciplinary hearings procedure have been found by the Labour Court to be fair and proper.
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  • A lower federal court ruled that, irrespective of the circumstances, such disciplinary action is never permitted without a prior hearing.
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