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discipline

[ dis-uh-plin ]
/ 藞d瑟s 蓹 pl瑟n /
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Definition of discipline

noun
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Origin of discipline

First recorded in 1175鈥1225; Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin discipl墨na 鈥渋nstruction, tuition,鈥 equivalent to discipul(us) 鈥減upil, learner, trainee鈥 + -ina noun suffix; see origin at disciple; see -ine2

synonym study for discipline

12. See punish.

OTHER WORDS FROM discipline

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British Dictionary definitions for discipline

discipline
/ (藞d瑟s瑟pl瑟n) /

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 (藢d瑟s瑟藞pla瑟nl, 藞d瑟s瑟藢pl瑟nl), adjectivediscipliner, noun

Word Origin for discipline

C13: from Latin discipl墨na teaching, from discipulus disciple
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