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discipline

 
Noun discipline has 5 senses
  1. discipline, subject, subject area, subject field, field, field of study, study, bailiwick, branch of knowledge - 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"
    --1 is a kind of knowledge domain, knowledge base
    --1 has particulars:
     occultism; communications, communication theory; major; frontier; allometry; bibliotics; ology; science, scientific discipline; architecture; engineering, engineering science, applied science, technology; futurology, futuristics; humanistic discipline, humanities, liberal arts, arts; theology, divinity; military science; numerology; protology; theogony
  2. discipline - a system of rules of conduct or method of practice; "he quickly learned the discipline of prison routine" or "for such a plan to work requires discipline";
    --2 is a kind of
    system, system of rules
    Derived form: verb discipline1
  3. discipline - the trait of being well behaved; "he insisted on discipline among the troops"
    --3 is a kind of
    trait
    Antonyms: indiscipline, undiscipline
    --3 has particulars: self-discipline, self-denial; restraint, control
  4. discipline - training to improve strength or self-control
    --4 is a kind of
    training, preparation, grooming
  5. discipline, correction - the act of punishing; "the offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received"
    --5 is a kind of punishment, penalty, penalization, penalisation
    --5 has particulars: spanking
    Derived form: verb discipline2
Verb discipline has 2 senses
  1. discipline, train, check, condition - train by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control; "Parents must discipline their children"; "Is this dog trained?"
    --1 is one way to develop, make grow
    Derived form: noun discipline2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  2. discipline, correct, sort out - punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience; "The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently"
    --2 is one way to punish, penalize, penalise
    Derived form: noun discipline5
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
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