Hyphenation for “discipline”

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What is the correct hyphenation for “discipline”? The purpose of hyphenation is to separate a word such as "discipline" because otherwise it would be too long and would no longer fit on one line. This separation not only saves space it improves the visually flow of the text. This word separation exists in most languages. In English, the word separation of “discipline” is based on the speech syllables. The separating syllable in linguistics is therefore the smallest group of sounds in the natural flow of speech. As a separator, the classic hyphen is usually used: „discipline“ ⟶ „dis-ci-pline“.

Hyphens are occasionally used to denote syllabification, as in syl-la-bi-fi-ca-tion. Various British and North American dictionaries use an interpunct, sometimes called a "middle dot" or "hyphenation point", for this purpose, as in syl·la·bi·fi·ca·tion. This allows the hyphen to be reserved only for places where a hard hyphen is intended (for example, self-con·scious, un·self-con·scious, long-stand·ing). Similarly, hyphens may be used to indicate how a word is being or should be spelled. For example, W-O-R-D spells "word".

Definitions of "discipline"

discipline >> /ˈdɪsəplən/

Definition: [transitive verb] Train (someone) to obey rules or a code of behavior, using punishment to correct disobedience.
Example: many parents have been afraid to discipline their children

Synonyms of "discipline"

train | drill | teach | school | coach | educate | regiment | indoctrinate |

Definition: [noun] The practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behavior, using punishment to correct disobedience.
Example: a lack of proper parental and school discipline

Synonyms of "discipline"

control | regulation | direction | order | authority | rule | strictness | a firm hand |

Definition: [noun] A branch of knowledge, typically one studied in higher education.
Example: sociology is a fairly new discipline

Synonyms of "discipline"

field | field of study | branch of knowledge | course of study | subject | area |

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