|1.||[ verb ] train by instruction and practice; esp. to teach self-control|
|Synonyms:||train condition check|
"Parents must discipline their children" "Is this dog trained?"
|Related terms:||develop mortify prepare trainee|
|2.||[ noun ] a branch of knowledge|
|Synonyms:||subject field study bailiwick field_of_study branch_of_knowledge subject_field subject_area|
"in what discipline is his doctorate?" "teachers should be well trained in their subject" "anthropology is the study of human beings"
|Related terms:||knowledge_domain theology science humanistic_discipline engineering ology architecture protology futuristics allometry military_science frontier communication_theory major occultism numerology bibliotics theogony learn|
|3.||[ noun ] a system of rules of conduct or method of practice|
"he quickly learned the discipline of prison routine" or "for such a plan to work requires discipline"
|4.||[ noun ] the trait of being well behaved|
"he insisted on discipline among the troops"
|Related terms:||indiscipline trait restraint self-discipline|
|5.||[ noun ] training to improve strength or self-control|
|6.||[ verb ] punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience|
"The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently"
|7.||[ noun ] the act of punishing|
"the offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received"
|Related terms:||punishment spanking|