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battalion


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Battalion  \Bat*tal"ion\,  n.  (Mil.) 
  An  infantry  command  of  two  or  more  companies,  which  is  the 
  tactical  unit  of  the  infantry,  or  the  smallest  command  which 
  is  self-supporting  upon  the  battlefield,  and  also  the  unit  in 
  which  the  strength  of  the  infantry  of  an  army  is  expressed. 
 
  Note:  In  the  United  States  army,  since  April  29,  1898,  a 
  battalion  consists  of  four  companies,  and  three 
  battalions  form  a  regiment.  The  term  is  also  applied  to 
  two  or  more  batteries  of  artillery  combined  into  a 
  single  command. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Battalion  \Bat*tal"ion\,  n.  [F.  bataillon  fr  It  battaglione 
  See  {Battalia}.] 
  1.  A  body  of  troops;  esp.  a  body  of  troops  or  an  army  in 
  battle  array.  ``The  whole  battalion  views.''  --Milton. 
 
  2.  (Mil.)  A  regiment,  or  two  or  more  companies  of  a  regiment, 
  esp.  when  assembled  for  drill  or  battle. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Battalion  \Bat*tal"ion\,  v.  t. 
  To  form  into  battalions.  [R.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  battalion 
  n  1:  an  army  unit  usually  consisting  of  a  headquarters  and  three 
  or  more  companies 
  2:  a  large  indefinite  number;  "a  battalion  of  ants";  "a 
  multitude  of  TV  antennas"  [syn:  {large  number},  {multitude}, 
  {pack}] 




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