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English noun: discipline

1. discipline (cognition) a branch of knowledge


SamplesIn what discipline is his doctorate?.
Teachers should be well trained in their subject.
Anthropology is the study of human beings.


Synonymsbailiwick, field, field of study, study, subject, subject area, subject field


Broader (hypernym)domain, knowledge base, knowledge domain


Narrower (hyponym)allometry, applied science, architecture, arts, bibliotics, communication theory, communications, divinity, engineering, engineering science, escapology, frontier, futuristics, futurology, genealogy, graphology, humanistic discipline, humanities, liberal arts, major, military science, numerology, occultism, ology, protology, science, scientific discipline, technology, theogony, theology

2. discipline (cognition) a system of rules of conduct or method of practice


SamplesHe quickly learned the discipline of prison routine.
For such a plan to work requires discipline.


Broader (hypernym)system, system of rules

3. discipline (attribute) the trait of being well behaved


SamplesHe insisted on discipline among the troops.


Broader (hypernym)trait


Narrower (hyponym)control, restraint, self-denial, self-discipline


Antonymsindiscipline, undiscipline

4. discipline (act) training to improve strength or self-control


Broader (hypernym)grooming, preparation, training

5. discipline (act) the act of punishing


SamplesThe offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received.


Synonymscorrection


Broader (hypernym)penalisation, penalization, penalty, punishment


Narrower (hyponym)spanking


English verb: discipline

1. discipline (social) develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control


SamplesParents must discipline their children.
Is this dog trained?.


Synonymscheck, condition, train


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)develop, make grow


Narrower (hyponym)mortify


Verb groupgroom, prepare, train

2. discipline (social) punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience


SamplesThe teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently.


Synonymscorrect, sort out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)penalise, penalize, punish









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