HyperDic: discipline

English > 7 senses of the word discipline:
NOUNcognitiondiscipline, subject, subject area, subject field, field, field of study, study, bailiwicka branch of knowledge
cognitiondisciplinea system of rules of conduct or method of practice
attributedisciplinethe trait of being well behaved
actdisciplinetraining to improve strength or self-control
actdiscipline, correctionthe act of punishing
VERBsocialdiscipline, train, check, conditiondevelop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice
socialdiscipline, correct, sort outpunish in order to gain control or enforce obedience
discipline > pronunciation
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English > discipline: 7 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA branch of knowledge.
Example"in what discipline is his doctorate?"
Synonymssubject, subject area, subject field, field, field of study, study, bailiwick
NarrowerallometryThe study of the relative growth of a part of an organism in relation to the growth of the whole
architectureThe discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings
biblioticsThe scientific study of documents and handwriting etc. especially to determine authorship or authenticity
communications, communication theoryThe discipline that studies the principles of transmiting information and the methods by which it is delivered (as print or radio or television etc.)
engineering, engineering science, applied science, technologyThe discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems
escapologyThe study of methods of escaping (especially as a form of entertainment)
frontierAn undeveloped field of study
futurology, futuristicsThe study or prediction of future developments on the basis of existing conditions
genealogyThe study or investigation of ancestry and family history
graphologyThe study of handwriting (especially as an indicator of the writer's character or disposition)
humanistic discipline, humanities, liberal arts, artsstudies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills)
landscape architectureThe branch of architecture dealing with the arrangement of land and buildings for human use and enjoyment
majorThe principal field of study of a student at a university / university
military scienceThe discipline dealing with the principles of warfare
numerologyThe study of the supposed occult influence of numbers on human affairs
occultismThe study of the supernatural
ologyAn informal word (abstracted from words with this ending) for some unidentified branch of knowledge
protologyThe study of origins / origins and first things
science, scientific disciplineA particular branch of scientific knowledge
theogonyThe study of the origins and genealogy of the gods
theology, divinityThe rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth
Broaderknowledge domain, knowledge base, domainThe content of a particular field of knowledge
Spanishámbito, área de estudio, area de jurisdicción, área, área temática, campo de estudio, campo, disciplina, estudio, ramo, tema, terreno
Catalanàmbit, àrea, àrea temàtica, camp d'estudi, camp, disciplina, estudi, matèria, tema
Adjectivesdisciplinaryrelating to a specific field of academic study
interdisciplinarydrawing from or characterized by participation of two or more fields of study
English > discipline: 7 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningA system of rules of conduct or method of practice.
  • "he quickly learned the discipline of prison routine"
  • "for such a plan to work requires discipline"
Broadersystem, system of rulesA complex of methods or rules governing behavior
Verbsdisciplinedevelop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice
English > discipline: 7 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningThe trait of being well behaved.
Example"he insisted on discipline among the troops"
Narrowerrestraint, controldiscipline in personal and social activities
self-discipline, self-denialThe trait of practicing self discipline
BroadertraitA distinguishing feature of your personal nature
Oppositeindiscipline, undisciplineThe trait of lacking discipline
Adjectivesdisciplinaryrelating to discipline in behavior
English > discipline: 7 senses > noun 4, act
Meaningtraining to improve strength or self-control.
NarroweryogaHindu 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
Broadertraining, preparation, groomingActivity leading to skilled behavior
Adjectivesdisciplinarydesigned to promote discipline
English > discipline: 7 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningThe act of punishing.
Example"the offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received"
NarrowerspankingThe act of slapping on the buttocks
Broaderpunishment, penalty, penalization, penalisationThe act of punishing
Adjectivesdisciplinaryrelating to discipline in behavior
Verbsdisciplinepunish in order to gain control or enforce obedience
English > discipline: 7 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningDevelop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"Parents must discipline their children"
Synonymstrain, check, condition
NarrowermortifyPractice self-denial of one's body and appetites
Broaderdevelop, make growCause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development
Similar toprepare, groom, trainEducate for a future role or function
Nounsdisciplinea system of rules of conduct or method of practice
English > discipline: 7 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningpunish in order to gain control or enforce obedience.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently"
Synonymscorrect, sort out
Broaderpunish, penalize, penaliseimpose a penalty on
Nounsdisciplinethe act of punishing

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