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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

1175–1225; Middle English <Anglo-French <Latin disciplīna instruction, tuition, equivalent to discipul(us) disciple + -ina-ine2
12. See punish.
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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
disciplinable, adjectivedisciplinal (ˌdɪsɪˈplaɪnəl, ˈdɪsɪˌplɪnəl), adjectivediscipliner, noun
C13: from Latin disciplīna teaching, from discipulus disciple
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