|Origin:||descepline, from Latin disciplina 'teaching, learning', from discipulus; DISCIPLE|
dis‧ci‧pline1 S3 W2
a way of training someone so that they learn to control their behaviour and obey rules:
The book gives parents advice on discipline.
serious discipline problems in the police force
the ability to control your own behaviour, so that you do what you are expected to do: ➔ self-discipline
Working from home requires a good deal of discipline.
3 [uncountable and countable]
a way of training your mind or learning to control your behaviour:
Martial arts teach respect, discipline, and cooperation.
Learning poetry is a good discipline for the memory.
an area of knowledge or teaching, especially one such as history, chemistry, mathematics etc that is studied at a university