discipline

[ dis-uh-plin ]
/ ˈdɪs ə plɪn /

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

SYNONYMS FOR discipline

synonym study for discipline

12. See punish.

OTHER WORDS FROM discipline

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British Dictionary definitions for subdiscipline

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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