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[dis-uh-pluh-ner-ee] /ˈdɪs ə pləˌnɛr i/
of, for, or constituting discipline; enforcing or administering discipline:
disciplinary action.
Origin of disciplinary
1575-85; discipline + -ary
Related forms
nondisciplinary, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for disciplinary
  • They were subjected to certain disciplinary regulations.
  • More depends on the traditions and the administrative, disciplinary, and social policies of the school.
  • Oralism is a limited approach while the other is a multi-disciplinary approach.
  • Certainly, proper historic interpretation requires a multi-disciplinary approach.
  • There is an enormous opportunity to use the project as a cross-disciplinary educational tool.
  • We must make it clear that those kinds of actions will not be tolerated and will be met with meaningful disciplinary action.
  • The agreement also streamlines the disciplinary process for teachers facing such charges.
  • The church leadership decided on disfellowship as a disciplinary measure.
  • Many of these new innovations are cross-disciplinary, requiring patent examiners to have expertise in multiple technical areas.
  • Video evidence is useful for disciplinary sanctions, but that's all.
British Dictionary definitions for disciplinary


of, promoting, or used for discipline; corrective
relating to a branch of learning: criticism that crosses disciplinary boundaries
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Word Origin and History for disciplinary

1590s, from Medieval Latin disciplinarius, from Latin disciplina (see discipline (n.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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