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DISCIPLINARY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does disciplinary mean? 

DISCIPLINARY (adjective)
  The adjective DISCIPLINARY has 3 senses:

1. relating to discipline in behavior
2. relating to a specific field of academic study
3. designed to promote discipline

  Familiarity information: DISCIPLINARY used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DISCIPLINARY (adjective)


Sense 1disciplinary [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to discipline in behavior

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

disciplinary problems in the classroom

Pertainym:

discipline (the trait of being well behaved)


Sense 2disciplinary [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to a specific field of academic study

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

economics in its modern disciplinary sense

Pertainym:

discipline (a branch of knowledge)


Sense 3disciplinary [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Designed to promote discipline

Synonyms:

corrective; disciplinal; disciplinary

Context examples:

the teacher's action was corrective rather than instructional / disciplinal measures / the mother was stern and disciplinary

Similar:

nonindulgent; strict (characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint)


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