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discipline

noun (TRAINING)    /ˈdɪs.ə.plɪn/
B2 [U] training that makes people more willing to obey or more able to control themselves, often in the form of rules, and punishments if these are broken, or the behaviour produced by this training: parental/military/school discipline There should be tougher discipline in schools. I don't have enough (self) discipline to save money.Teaching in general [U] the ability to control yourself or other people, even in difficult situations: Maintaining classroom discipline (= control of the students) is the first task of every teacher.Power to control
(Definition of discipline noun (TRAINING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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