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Overview of noun discipline

The noun discipline has 5 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (2) discipline, subject, subject area, subject field, field, field of study, study, bailiwick

(a branch of knowledge; "in what discipline is his doctorate?"; "teachers should be well trained in their subject"; "anthropology is the study of human beings")

2. (2) discipline

(a system of rules of conduct or method of practice; "he quickly learned the discipline of prison routine"; "for such a plan to work requires discipline";)

3. (2) discipline

(the trait of being well behaved; "he insisted on discipline among the troops")

4. (1) discipline

(training to improve strength or self-control)

5. discipline, correction

(the act of punishing; "the offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received")


Overview of verb discipline

The verb discipline has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (4) discipline, train, check, condition

(develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control; "Parents must discipline their children"; "Is this dog trained?")

2. discipline, correct, sort out

(punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience; "The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently")

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