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1 discipline /ˈdɪsəplən/ noun
plural disciplines
1 discipline
/ˈdɪsəplən/
noun
plural disciplines
Learner's definition of DISCIPLINE
[noncount]
: control that is gained by requiring that rules or orders be obeyed and punishing bad behavior
: a way of behaving that shows a willingness to obey rules or orders
: behavior that is judged by how well it follows a set of rules or orders
: punishment for bad behavior
[noncount] : the ability to keep working at something that is difficult
[count] : an activity that is done regularly as a way of training yourself to do something or to improve your behavior
[count] : a field of study : a subject that is taught
2 discipline /ˈdɪsəplən/ verb
disciplines; disciplined; disciplining
2 discipline
/ˈdɪsəplən/
verb
disciplines; disciplined; disciplining
Learner's definition of DISCIPLINE
[+ object]
: to punish (someone) as a way of making sure that rules or orders are obeyed
: to train (yourself) to do something by controlling your behavior

— disciplined

adjective [more disciplined; most disciplined]
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