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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-discipline University and college educationSubjects and disciplines
(Definition of discipline noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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