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regiment

reg·i·ment

regiment

 
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: re j mnt
definition: a troop of infantry consisting of at least two battalions.
similar words:
troop
 
part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: re j ment
inflections: regimented, regimenting, regiments
definition 1: to impose rigid, authoritarian order upon.
similar words:
control, discipline
definition 2: to organize in a uniform and systematic manner.
similar words:
marshal, methodize, order, organize, regulate, systematize
definition 3: to group into regiments.
derivations: regimental (adj.), regimentally (adv.), regimentation (n.)
Word Parts
The word regiment contains the following parts:
reg, rect, rig1 Latin root that means king, rule, guide; straight
-ment Latin noun-forming suffix that means act, process, or instance of
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The suffix -ment attaches to Latin verb roots (e.g., doc, reg, sed) or to English verbs of Latin origin to form nouns.