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Discipline

Definition

[n] training to improve strength or self-control
[n] the act of punishing; "the offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received"
[n] the trait of being well behaved; "he insisted on discipline among the troops"
[n] 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"
[n] a branch of knowledge; "in what discipline is his doctorate?"; "teachers should be well trained in their subject"; "anthropology is the study of human beings"
[v] punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience; "The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently"
[v] train by instruction and practice; esp. to teach self-control; "Parents must discipline their children"; "Is this dog trained?"

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