discipline · noun /ˈdɪs.ə.plən/Full view
Nouns: discipline
Adjectives: disciplinary
Verbs: discipline
discipline (RULES)
B2 U when people's behavior is controlled using rules and punishments
Dictionary examples:

military/school discipline

There should be better discipline in schools.

Learner example:

I don't know if that is because of their age, but whatever it is, I think teachers should change the methods of discipline they use. (First Certificate in English; B2; Spanish)

discipline (SELF CONTROL)
C1 U when you can control your own behavior carefully
Dictionary example:

I don't have enough discipline to save money.

Learner example:

He's an example to be followed not only as an athlete, but also as a person who is [a] symbol of discipline, maturity, humility. (Certificate in Advanced English; C1; Portuguese)

discipline (KNOWLEDGE)
C2 C a particular subject of study
Dictionary example:

the scientific disciplines

Learner example:

Amongst the newly employed, people with a background in education score the highest with 79%, almost 20% more than the other two disciplines. (International English Language Testing System; C2; German)

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