What is discipline?

  • (noun): The act of punishing.
    Example: "The offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received"
    Synonyms: correction
    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.

Read more about Discipline.

Some articles on discipline:

The League Of Gentlemen (album) - Track Listing - Side II (EGED 9B)
... 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 Discipline ... 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 ...
Law Society Of Alberta - Discipline
... The Law Society has supervisory and disciplinary functions over its members ... This responsibility includes the task of enforcing the rules of the Law Society, and to discipline offending lawyers ...
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 ... 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 ... After its break-up, the second Discipline Squad was formed, with Yume as the leader and Karasuba with the same goals ...
Spatial Design
... Spatial design is a relatively new discipline that crosses the boundaries of traditional design disciplines such as architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and landscape design as well as public art ... 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 ...
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 ... 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 ...

More definitions of "discipline":

  • (noun): The trait of being well behaved.
    Example: "He insisted on discipline among the troops"
  • (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"
  • (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): Training to improve strength or self-control.

Famous quotes containing the word discipline:

    The State’s your mother, your father, the totality of your interests. No discipline can be too severe for the man that denies that by word or deed.
    —H.G. (Herbert George)

    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)

    A man’s social and spiritual discipline must answer to his corporeal. He must lean on a friend who has a hard breast, as he would lie on a hard bed. He must drink cold water for his only beverage. So he must not hear sweetened and colored words, but pure and refreshing truths. He must daily bathe in truth cold as spring water, not warmed by the sympathy of friends.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)