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discipline

[dis-uh-plin]
noun
1.
training to act in accordance with rules; drill: military discipline.
2.
activity, exercise, or a regimen that develops or improves a skill; training: A daily stint at the typewriter is excellent discipline for a writer.
3.
punishment inflicted by way of correction and training.
4.
the rigor or training effect of experience, adversity, etc.: the harsh discipline of poverty.
5.
behavior in accord with rules of conduct; behavior and order maintained by training and control: good discipline in an army.
6.
a set or system of rules and regulations.
7.
Ecclesiastical. the system of government regulating the practice of a church as distinguished from its doctrine.
8.
an instrument of punishment, especially a whip or scourge, used in the practice of self-mortification or as an instrument of chastisement in certain religious communities.
9.
a branch of instruction or learning: the disciplines of history and economics.
verb (used with object), disciplined, disciplining.
10.
to train by instruction and exercise; drill.
11.
to bring to a state of order and obedience by training and control.
12.
to punish or penalize in order to train and control; correct; chastise.

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English < Anglo-French < Latin disciplīna instruction, tuition, equivalent to discipul(us) disciple + -ina -ine2

disciplinal [dis-uh-pluh-nl, -plin-l, dis-uh-plahyn-l] , adjective
discipliner, noun
multidiscipline, noun
nondisciplining, adjective
overdiscipline, verb, overdisciplined, overdisciplining.
prediscipline, noun, verb (used with object), predisciplined, predisciplining.
rediscipline, verb (used with object), redisciplined, redisciplining.
subdiscipline, noun


3. chastisement, castigation. 12. See punish.
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discipline (ˈdɪsɪplɪn)
 
n
1.  training or conditions imposed for the improvement of physical powers, self-control, etc
2.  systematic training in obedience to regulations and authority
3.  the state of improved behaviour, etc, resulting from such training or conditions
4.  punishment or chastisement
5.  a system of rules for behaviour, methods of practice, etc
6.  a branch of learning or instruction
7.  the laws governing members of a Church
8.  a scourge of knotted cords
 
vb
9.  to improve or attempt to improve the behaviour, orderliness, etc, of by training, conditions, or rules
10.  to punish or correct
 
[C13: from Latin disciplīna teaching, from discipulusdisciple]
 
'disciplinable
 
adj
 
disciplinal
 
adj
 
'discipliner
 
n

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Word Origin & History

discipline
early 13c., from O.Fr. descepline, from L. disciplina "instruction given to a disciple," from discipulus (see disciple). Sense of "treatment that corrects or punishes" is from notion of "order necessary for instruction." The Latin word is glossed in O.E. by þeodscipe.
Meaning "branch of instruction or education" is first recorded late 14c. Meaning "military training" is from late 15c.; that of "orderly conduct as a result of training" is from c.1500. The verb is attested from c.1300. Related: Disciplined; disciplines.
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discipline definition


  1. n.
    drugs. : She smokes this stuff she calls discipline. Smells like pot to me.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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