[ UK /dˈɪsɪplˌɪn/ ]
[ US /ˈdɪsəpɫən/ ]
  1. the act of disciplining
    the offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received
  2. the trait of being well behaved
    he insisted on discipline among the troops
  3. a system of rules of conduct or method of practice
    for such a plan to work requires discipline
    he quickly learned the discipline of prison routine
  4. training to improve strength or self-control
  5. a branch of knowledge
    anthropology is the study of human beings
    in what discipline is his doctorate?
    teachers should be well trained in their subject
  1. develop (a child's or animal's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control
    Parents must discipline their children
    Is this dog trained?
  2. punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience
    The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently
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How To Use discipline In A Sentence

  • Harsh discipline was the child's lot, and they were often terrorized deliberately and, not infrequently, sexually abused.
  • Anthony has brought a bit of structure and organisation and a bit of discipline to training.
  • They are trying to marry together a number of scientific disciplines.
  • We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment. Jim Rohn 
  • The disciplines of science and engineering are not always sharply separated.
  • Specialty disciplines, such as chemical physics and quantum, bioorganic, polymer, radiation, and nuclear chemistry, are available within the four major areas.
  • A strong academic background, preferably an advanced degree in a relevant discipline.
  • New academic demands, less discipline, home sickness - those are all no-brainers, so you can at least prepare for them, no matter how minimally.
  • We are trying to have a code in school where we maintain good order and discipline.
  • The study of this aspect of language provides links with other disciplines such as sociology, social anthropology, psychology and philosophy.
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