discipline
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin disciplina teaching, learning, from discipulus pupil Date: 13th century 1. punishment 2. obsolete instruction 3. a field of study 4. training that corrects, molds, or perfects the mental faculties or moral character 5. a. control gained by enforcing obedience or order b. orderly or prescribed conduct or pattern of behavior c. self-control 6. a rule or system of rules governing conduct or activity • disciplinal adjective II. transitive verb (-plined; -plining) Date: 14th century 1. to punish or penalize for the sake of discipline 2. to train or develop by instruction and exercise especially in self-control 3. a. to bring (a group) under control <
discipline troops
>
b. to impose order upon <
serious writers discipline and refine their writing styles
>
Synonyms: see punish, teachdiscipliner noun

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  • discipline — [ disiplin ] n. f. • 1080; « punition, ravage, douleur » en a. fr.; lat. disciplina 1 ♦ ( XIVe) Fouet fait de cordelettes ou de petites chaînes utilisé pour se flageller, se mortifier. Des coups de discipline. « Laurent, serrez ma haire avec ma… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • discipliné — discipline [ disiplin ] n. f. • 1080; « punition, ravage, douleur » en a. fr.; lat. disciplina 1 ♦ ( XIVe) Fouet fait de cordelettes ou de petites chaînes utilisé pour se flageller, se mortifier. Des coups de discipline. « Laurent, serrez ma… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • discipline — DISCIPLINE. s. f. Institution, instruction, éducation. Vous êtes sous la discipline d un bon Maître. Élevé sous une bonne discipline. Il y a des animaux capables de discipline. [b]f♛/b] Il se prend aussi pour Réglement, ordre, conduite. La… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • discipline — Discipline. s. f. Institution, education. Vous estes sous la discipline d un bon maistre, eslevé sous une bonne discipline. Il se prend aussi, pour Reglement, ordre, conduite. La discipline Ecclesiastique & Religieuse. la discipline militaire.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Discipline — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Este artículo trata sobre octavo álbum de King Crimson. Para otros usos de este término, véase Discipline (álbum). Discipline LP de King Crimson Publicación 1981 …   Wikipedia Español

  • discipline — Ⅰ. discipline UK US /ˈdɪsəplɪn/ noun ► [U] the practice of making sure that people obey rules and do not cause problems: »Personnel rules are used to govern worker conduct and impose discipline on violators. »the strict discipline of prison ► [U] …   Financial and business terms

  • Discipline — Dis ci*pline, n. [F. discipline, L. disciplina, from discipulus. See {Disciple}.] 1. The treatment suited to a disciple or learner; education; development of the faculties by instruction and exercise; training, whether physical, mental, or moral …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Discipline — (с англ. дисциплина) может означать: Discipline (альбом Джанет Джексон) (2008) Discipline (альбом King Crimson) (1981) Discipline: Record of a Crusade (2003) …   Википедия

  • Discipline — Dis ci*pline, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disciplined}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disciplining}.] [Cf. LL. disciplinarian to flog, fr. L. disciplina discipline, and F. discipliner to discipline.] 1. To educate; to develop by instruction and exercise; to train.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Discipline — bezeichnet: eine niederländische Band, siehe Discipline (Band) ein Musikalbum von King Crimson, siehe Discipline (Album) einen Teilaspekt des BDSM Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur U …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • discipline — [n1] regimen, training conduct, control, cultivation, curb, development, domestication, drill, drilling, education, exercise, inculcation, indoctrination, limitation, method, orderliness, practice, preparation, regulation, restraint, self command …   New thesaurus

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