"disciplines" in the noun sense
1. discipline, subject, subject area, subject field, field, field of study, study, bailiwick
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"
a 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"
the trait of being well behaved
"he insisted on discipline among the troops"
training to improve strength or self-control
5. discipline, correction
the act of disciplining
"the offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received"
"disciplines" in the verb sense
1. discipline, train, check, condition
develop (a child's or animal's) behavior by instruction and practice especially to teach self-control
"Parents must discipline their children"
"Is this dog trained?"
2. discipline, correct, sort out
punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience
"The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently"
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