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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dis·ci·pline /ˈdɪsəplən/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology

 規則 紀律

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·ci·pline n.
 1. The treatment suited to a disciple or learner; education; development of the faculties by instruction and exercise; training, whether physical, mental, or moral.
    Wife and children are a kind of discipline of humanity.   --Bacon.
    Discipline aims at the removal of bad habits and the substitution of good ones, especially those of order, regularity, and obedience.   --C. J. Smith.
 2. Training to act in accordance with established rules; accustoming to systematic and regular action; drill.
 Their wildness lose, and, quitting nature's part,
 Obey the rules and discipline of art.   --Dryden.
 3. Subjection to rule; submissiveness to order and control; habit of obedience.
    The most perfect, who have their passions in the best discipline, are yet obliged to be constantly on their guard.   --Rogers.
 4. Severe training, corrective of faults; instruction by means of misfortune, suffering, punishment, etc.
    A sharp discipline of half a century had sufficed to educate us.   --Macaulay.
 5. Correction; chastisement; punishment inflicted by way of correction and training.
    Giving her the discipline of the strap.   --Addison.
 6. The subject matter of instruction; a branch of knowledge.
 7. Eccl. The enforcement of methods of correction against one guilty of ecclesiastical offenses; reformatory or penal action toward a church member.
 8. R. C. Ch. Self-inflicted and voluntary corporal punishment, as penance, or otherwise; specifically, a penitential scourge.
 9. Eccl. A system of essential rules and duties; as, the Romish or Anglican discipline.
 Syn: -- Education; instruction; training; culture; correction; chastisement; punishment.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·ci·pline v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disciplined p. pr. & vb. n. Disciplining.]
 1. To educate; to develop by instruction and exercise; to train.
 2. To accustom to regular and systematic action; to bring under control so as to act systematically; to train to act together under orders; to teach subordination to; to form a habit of obedience in; to drill.
    Ill armed, and worse disciplined.   --Clarendon.
    His mind . . . imperfectly disciplined by nature.   --Macaulay.
 3. To improve by corrective and penal methods; to chastise; to correct.
    Has he disciplined Aufidius soundly?   --Shak.
 4. To inflict ecclesiastical censures and penalties upon.
 Syn: -- To train; form; teach; instruct; bring up; regulate; correct; chasten; chastise; punish.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: 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"
           [syn: subject, subject area, subject field, field,
            field of study, study, bailiwick, branch of
      2: a system of rules of conduct or method of practice; "he
         quickly learned the discipline of prison routine" or "for
         such a plan to work requires discipline";
      3: the trait of being well behaved; "he insisted on discipline
         among the troops" [ant: indiscipline]
      4: training to improve strength or self-control
      5: the act of punishing; "the offenders deserved the harsh
         discipline they received" [syn: correction]
      v 1: train by instruction and practice; especially to teach
           self-control; "Parents must discipline their children";
           "Is this dog trained?" [syn: train, check, condition]
      2: punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience; "The
         teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently" [syn: correct,
          sort out]