discipline

discipline
[[t]dɪ̱sɪplɪn[/t]]
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disciplines, disciplining, disciplined
1) N-UNCOUNT Discipline is the practice of making people obey rules or standards of behaviour, and punishing them when they do not.

Order and discipline have been placed in the hands of headmasters and governing bodies.

...discipline problems in the classroom.

2) N-UNCOUNT Discipline is the quality of being able to behave and work in a controlled way which involves obeying particular rules or standards.

It was that image of calm, control and discipline that appealed to millions of voters.

Syn:
3) N-VAR If you refer to an activity or situation as a discipline, you mean that, in order to be successful in it, you need to behave in a strictly controlled way and obey particular rules or standards.

...inner disciplines like transcendental meditation...

The discipline of studying music can help children develop good work habits and improve self-esteem.

4) VERB If someone is disciplined for something that they have done wrong, they are punished for it.

[be V-ed] The workman was disciplined by his company but not dismissed...

[V n] Her husband had at last taken a share in disciplining the boy.

5) VERB If you discipline yourself to do something, you train yourself to behave and work in a strictly controlled and regular way.

[V pron-refl to-inf] Out on the course you must discipline yourself to let go of detailed theory...

[V pron-refl] I'm very good at disciplining myself.

6) N-COUNT A discipline is a particular area of study, especially a subject of study in a college or university. [FORMAL]

You've got to make sure that people work together across disciplines...

We're looking for people from a wide range of disciplines.

Syn:
7) See also self-discipline

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • discipline — [ disiplin ] n. f. • 1080; « punition, ravage, douleur » en a. fr.; lat. disciplina 1 ♦ ( XIVe) Fouet fait de cordelettes ou de petites chaînes utilisé pour se flageller, se mortifier. Des coups de discipline. « Laurent, serrez ma haire avec ma… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • discipliné — discipline [ disiplin ] n. f. • 1080; « punition, ravage, douleur » en a. fr.; lat. disciplina 1 ♦ ( XIVe) Fouet fait de cordelettes ou de petites chaînes utilisé pour se flageller, se mortifier. Des coups de discipline. « Laurent, serrez ma… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • discipline — DISCIPLINE. s. f. Institution, instruction, éducation. Vous êtes sous la discipline d un bon Maître. Élevé sous une bonne discipline. Il y a des animaux capables de discipline. [b]f♛/b] Il se prend aussi pour Réglement, ordre, conduite. La… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • discipline — Discipline. s. f. Institution, education. Vous estes sous la discipline d un bon maistre, eslevé sous une bonne discipline. Il se prend aussi, pour Reglement, ordre, conduite. La discipline Ecclesiastique & Religieuse. la discipline militaire.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Discipline — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Este artículo trata sobre octavo álbum de King Crimson. Para otros usos de este término, véase Discipline (álbum). Discipline LP de King Crimson Publicación 1981 …   Wikipedia Español

  • discipline — Ⅰ. discipline UK US /ˈdɪsəplɪn/ noun ► [U] the practice of making sure that people obey rules and do not cause problems: »Personnel rules are used to govern worker conduct and impose discipline on violators. »the strict discipline of prison ► [U] …   Financial and business terms

  • Discipline — Dis ci*pline, n. [F. discipline, L. disciplina, from discipulus. See {Disciple}.] 1. The treatment suited to a disciple or learner; education; development of the faculties by instruction and exercise; training, whether physical, mental, or moral …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Discipline — (с англ. дисциплина) может означать: Discipline (альбом Джанет Джексон) (2008) Discipline (альбом King Crimson) (1981) Discipline: Record of a Crusade (2003) …   Википедия

  • Discipline — Dis ci*pline, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disciplined}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disciplining}.] [Cf. LL. disciplinarian to flog, fr. L. disciplina discipline, and F. discipliner to discipline.] 1. To educate; to develop by instruction and exercise; to train.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Discipline — bezeichnet: eine niederländische Band, siehe Discipline (Band) ein Musikalbum von King Crimson, siehe Discipline (Album) einen Teilaspekt des BDSM Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur U …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • discipline — [n1] regimen, training conduct, control, cultivation, curb, development, domestication, drill, drilling, education, exercise, inculcation, indoctrination, limitation, method, orderliness, practice, preparation, regulation, restraint, self command …   New thesaurus

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