[ dis-uh-pluh-ner-ee ]
/ ˈdɪs ə pləˌnɛr i /


of, for, or constituting discipline; enforcing or administering discipline: disciplinary action.


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Origin of disciplinary

First recorded in 1575–85; discipline + -ary

OTHER WORDS FROM disciplinary

non·dis·ci·pli·nar·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nondisciplinary



/ (ˈdɪsɪˌplɪnərɪ) /


of, promoting, or used for discipline; corrective
relating to a branch of learningcriticism that crosses disciplinary boundaries
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