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discipline

[ dis-uh-plin ]
/ ˈdɪs ə plɪn /
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noun
verb (used with object), dis·ci·plined, dis·ci·plin·ing.
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Origin of discipline

First recorded in 1175–1225; Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin disciplīna “instruction, tuition,” equivalent to discipul(us) “pupil, learner, trainee” + -ina noun suffix; see origin at disciple; see -ine2

synonym study for discipline

12. See punish.

OTHER WORDS FROM discipline

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How to use discipline in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for discipline

discipline
/ (ˈdɪsɪplɪn) /

noun
verb (tr)
to improve or attempt to improve the behaviour, orderliness, etc, of by training, conditions, or rules
to punish or correct

Derived forms of discipline

disciplinable, adjectivedisciplinal (ˌdɪsɪˈplaɪnəl, ˈdɪsɪˌplɪnəl), adjectivediscipliner, noun

Word Origin for discipline

C13: from Latin disciplīna teaching, from discipulus disciple
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