training that makes peoplemore willing to obey or more ableto control themselves, often in theform of rules, and punishments if these are broken, or the behaviour produced by this training:
There should be tougher discipline inschools.
I don’t have enough (self) discipline tosave money.
[ U ] the ability to control yourself or other people, even in difficultsituations:
Maintaining classroom discipline (=control of the students) is the first task of every teacher.
discipline noun (SUBJECT)
C2 [ C ] a particular area of study,especially a subject studied at acollege or university
to punish someone