Use the word regiment to describe a military unit that is smaller than a division: “Geoff’s new regiment consisted of three battalions that had been based in Alabama.”

Most often used as a noun to describe a military unit made up of several battalions, the word regiment can also be used as a verb. If you ever need to assign troops to a regiment, you might say something like, “Next week I will regiment the ground forces arriving from North Dakota.” The verb form can also be used in a more general sense to describe any action that is characterized by strict order or control: "Her diet is strictly regimented to include only Sugar Babies."

Definitions of regiment
  1. noun
    army unit smaller than a division
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    type of:
    army unit
    a military unit that is part of an army
  2. verb
    form (military personnel) into a regiment
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    type of:
    form, organise, organize
    create (as an entity)
  3. verb
    subject to rigid discipline, order, and systematization
    regiment one's children”
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    type of:
    command, control
    exercise authoritative control or power over
  4. verb
    assign to a regiment
    regiment soldiers”
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    type of:
    assign, delegate, depute, designate
    give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
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