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English definition of “discipline”

discipline

noun     /ˈdɪsəplɪn/
CONTROL [U] B2 the control of people's behaviour using rules and punishments: There should be better discipline in schools.Limiting and restrictingPreventing and impeding
SELF CONTROL [U] the ability to control your own behaviour carefully: I don't have enough discipline to save money.Controlling emotionsCalm and relaxedNot showing or feeling emotions
KNOWLEDGE [C] formal a particular subject of study: the scientific disciplines → See also self-disciplineUniversity and college educationSubjects and disciplines
(Definition of discipline noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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