disciplinary

adjective dis·ci·plin·ary \ ˈdi-sə-plə-ˌner-ē , especially British ˌdi-sə-ˈpli-nə-rē \
Updated on: 6 Dec 2017

Definition of disciplinary

1 a : of or relating to discipline
  • disciplinary problems
b : designed to correct or punish breaches of discipline
  • took disciplinary action
2 : of or relating to a particular field of study
  • disciplinary specialization

disciplinarily

play \ˌdi-sə-plə-ˈner-ə-lē\ adverb

disciplinarity

play \-ˈnar-ə-tē\ noun

Examples of disciplinary in a Sentence

  1. The committee is considering disciplinary measures against him.

  2. called for disciplinary actions in response to the outrageous behavior

Recent Examples of disciplinary from the Web

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First Known Use of disciplinary

1598


DISCIPLINARY Defined for English Language Learners

disciplinary

adjective

Definition of disciplinary for English Language Learners

  • : intended to correct or punish bad behavior : of or relating to discipline


DISCIPLINARY Defined for Kids

disciplinary

adjective dis·ci·plin·ary \ ˈdi-sə-plə-ˌner-ē \

Definition of disciplinary for Students

: relating to the correction or punishment of bad behavior
  • disciplinary action


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