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Definition 1: training to improve strength or self-control - [noun denoting act]

(discipline is a kind of ...) activity leading to skilled behavior

(... is a kind of discipline ) discipline aimed at training the consciousness for a state of perfect spiritual insight and tranquility that is achieved through the three paths of actions and knowledge and devotion

Definition 2: the act of disciplining - [noun denoting act]

Samples where discipline or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received

Synonyms for discipline in the sense of this definition

(discipline is a kind of ...) the act of punishing

(... is a kind of discipline ) the act of slapping on the buttocks

"he gave the brat a good spanking"

Definition 3: the trait of being well behaved - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where discipline or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he insisted on discipline among the troops

(discipline is a kind of ...) a distinguishing feature of your personal nature

(... is a kind of discipline ) the trait of practicing self discipline

(... is a kind of discipline ) discipline in personal and social activities

"he was a model of polite restraint" "she never lost control of herself"

Definition 4: a branch of knowledge - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where discipline or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in what discipline is his doctorate?
  • teachers should be well trained in their subject
  • anthropology is the study of human beings

Synonyms for discipline in the sense of this definition

(discipline is a kind of ...) the content of a particular field of knowledge

(... is a kind of discipline ) the study of the supernatural

(... is a kind of discipline ) the study or prediction of future developments on the basis of existing conditions

(... is a kind of discipline ) studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills)

"the college of arts and sciences"

(... is a kind of discipline ) the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth

(... is a kind of discipline ) the discipline dealing with the principles of warfare

(... is a kind of discipline ) the study of methods of escaping (especially as a form of entertainment)

(... is a kind of discipline ) the study of handwriting (especially as an indicator of the writer's character or disposition)

(... is a kind of discipline ) the study of the supposed occult influence of numbers on human affairs

(... is a kind of discipline ) the study of origins and first things

"To Christians, protology refers to God's fundamental purpose for humanity"

(... is a kind of discipline ) the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems

"he had trouble deciding which branch of engineering to study"

(... is a kind of discipline ) the art, planning, design, management, preservation and rehabilitation of the land and the design of large man-made constructs

(... is a kind of discipline ) the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings

"architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"

(... is a kind of discipline ) the discipline that studies the principles of transmiting information and the methods by which it is delivered (as print or radio or television etc.)

"communications is his major field of study"

(... is a kind of discipline ) the principal field of study of a student at a university

"her major is linguistics"

(... is a kind of discipline ) an undeveloped field of study; a topic inviting research and development

"he worked at the frontier of brain science"

(... is a kind of discipline ) the study or investigation of ancestry and family history

(... is a kind of discipline ) the study of the relative growth of a part of an organism in relation to the growth of the whole

(... is a kind of discipline ) the scientific study of documents and handwriting etc. especially to determine authorship or authenticity

(... is a kind of discipline ) an informal word (abstracted from words with this ending) for some unidentified branch of knowledge

(... is a kind of discipline ) a particular branch of scientific knowledge

"the science of genetics"

(... is a kind of discipline ) the study of the origins and genealogy of the gods

Definition 5: a system of rules of conduct or method of practice - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where discipline or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he quickly learned the discipline of prison routine
  • for such a plan to work requires discipline

(discipline is a kind of ...) a complex of methods or rules governing behavior

"they have to operate under a system they oppose" "that language has a complex system for indicating gender"

Samples where discipline or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently

Synonyms for discipline in the sense of this definition

(discipline is a kind of ...) impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on

"The students were penalized for showing up late for class" "we had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again"

Samples where discipline or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Parents must discipline their children
  • Is this dog trained?

Synonyms for discipline in the sense of this definition

(discipline is a kind of ...) cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development

"The perfect climate here develops the grain" "He developed a new kind of apple"

(... is a kind of discipline ) practice self-denial of one's body and appetites

(discipline has a similar meaning as ...) educate for a future role or function

"He is grooming his son to become his successor" "The prince was prepared to become King one day" "They trained him to be a warrior"

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