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Meaning & Definition of Discipline in English

English

Discipline

/dɪsəplən/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • discipline
  • ,
  • subject
  • ,
  • subject area
  • ,
  • subject field
  • ,
  • field
  • ,
  • field of study
  • ,
  • study
  • ,
  • bailiwick

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • discipline

3. The trait of being well behaved

  • "He insisted on discipline among the troops"
    synonym:
  • discipline

4. Training to improve strength or self-control

    synonym:
  • discipline

5. The act of punishing

  • "The offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received"
    synonym:
  • discipline
  • ,
  • correction

verb

1. Develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice

  • Especially to teach self-control
  • "Parents must discipline their children"
  • "Is this dog trained?"
    synonym:
  • discipline
  • ,
  • train
  • ,
  • check
  • ,
  • condition

2. Punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience

  • "The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently"
    synonym:
  • discipline
  • ,
  • correct
  • ,
  • sort out

Examples of using

Translation is a scholarly discipline.