What is discipline?

  • (noun): A system of rules of conduct or method of practice.
    Example: "He quickly learned the discipline of prison routine" or "for such a plan to work requires discipline"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Discipline

In its original sense, discipline is systematic instruction given to disciples to train them as students in a craft or trade, or any other activity which they are supposed to perform, or to follow a particular code of conduct or "order". Often, the phrase "to discipline" carries a negative connotation. This is because enforcement of order – that is, ensuring instructions are carried out – is often regulated through punishment.

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List Of Sekirei Characters - Mid Bio Informatics - Discipline Squad
... The Discipline Squad (懲罰部隊, Chōbatsu Butai?) is an elite group of Sekirei in charge of preventing any Sekirei or Ashikabi to withdraw from the Sekirei Plan ... The first Discipline Squad, known as the "S-Plan Guardians", was initially formed by the MBI from the first five awoken Sekirei to protect the Sekirei that have yet to mature and awaken from enemy forces ... After its break-up, the second Discipline Squad was formed, with Yume as the leader and Karasuba with the same goals ...
Discipline
... In its original sense, discipline is systematic instruction given to disciples to train them as students in a craft or trade, or any other activity which they are ... Often, the phrase "to discipline" carries a negative connotation ... Discipline is the assertion of willpower over more base desires, and is usually understood to be synonymous with self control ...
Law Society Of Alberta - Discipline
... This responsibility includes the task of enforcing the rules of the Law Society, and to discipline offending lawyers ...
Spatial Design
... Spatial design is a relatively new discipline that crosses the boundaries of traditional design disciplines such as architecture, interior design ... The emphasis of the discipline is upon working with people and space, particularly looking at the notion of place, also place identity and genius loci ... As such the discipline covers a variety of scales, from detailed design of interior spaces to large regional strategies, and is largely found within the UK ...
The League Of Gentlemen (album) - Track Listing - Side II (EGED 9B)
... The run-out groove on this side bears the message "THE NEXT STEP IS DISCIPLINE" – this was a reference to Fripp's next project which was a new band called ... tape of the new band, and found "..the presence of King Crimson sitting next to me..." So Discipline became the new incarnation of King Crimson, while Discipline remained as the album title only ...

More definitions of "discipline":

  • (noun): Training to improve strength or self-control.
  • (verb): Punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience.
    Synonyms: correct, sort out
  • (verb): Train by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control.
    Example: "Parents must discipline their children"
    Synonyms: train, check, condition
  • (noun): The trait of being well behaved.
    Example: "He insisted on discipline among the troops"
  • (noun): The act of punishing.
    Example: "The offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received"
    Synonyms: correction

Famous quotes containing the word discipline:

    From cradle to grave this problem of running order through chaos, direction through space, discipline through freedom, unity through multiplicity, has always been, and must always be, the task of education, as it is the moral of religion, philosophy, science, art, politics and economy; but a boy’s will is his life, and he dies when it is broken, as the colt dies in harness, taking a new nature in becoming tame.
    Henry Brooks Adams (1838–1918)

    The cycle of the machine is now coming to an end. Man has learned much in the hard discipline and the shrewd, unflinching grasp of practical possibilities that the machine has provided in the last three centuries: but we can no more continue to live in the world of the machine than we could live successfully on the barren surface of the moon.
    Lewis Mumford (1895–1990)

    The first rule of education for me was discipline. Discipline is the keynote to learning. Discipline has been the great factor in my life. I discipline myself to do everything—getting up in the morning, walking, dancing, exercise. If you won’t have discipline, you won’t have a nation. We can’t have permissiveness. When someone comes in and says, “Oh, your room is so quiet,” I know I’ve been successful.
    Rose Hoffman, U.S. public school third-grade teacher. As quoted in Working, book 8, by Studs Terkel (1973)