Regimen or Regiment?

These two words are frequently misused and mistaken for one another.

As a noun, “regiment” is a unit of an army that is further divided into smaller units: “An experienced cavalry regiment was deployed at the battle of Gettysburg.”  (I just made that sentence up, so the content could be wrong but the sense is correct.)

The noun “regimen” means a planned way of doing something, a routine: “My daily regimen includes trying, and always failing, to go back to sleep after I wake up at the first light of day.”

 

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