regime vs regimen vs regiment : Common Errors in English

About regime vs regimen vs regiment

Some people insist that “regime” should be used only in reference togovernments, and that people who say they are following a dietary regimeshould instead use “regimen”; but “regime” has been a synonym of“regimen” for over a century, and is widely accepted in that sense.However “regiment” is an error in this sense. The only way you could follow a strict regiment would be to march behind a highly disciplined military unit. Your diet or exercise routine is not a “regiment.”

regime Meaning(s)

  • (n) the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit
  • (n) (medicine) a systematic plan for therapy (often including diet)

regimen Meaning(s)

  • (n) (medicine) a systematic plan for therapy (often including diet)

regiment Meaning(s)

  • (n) army unit smaller than a division
  • (v) subject to rigid discipline, order, and systematization
  • (v) form (military personnel) into a regiment
  • (v) assign to a regiment

regime in News

  1. Little-Known ‘Torture Camps’ Bend Minds for Chinese Regime

    While the Chinese regime has been making noises about abolishing its notorious system of forced labor camps, another, parallel apparatus, more extensive, less regulated, and equally violent, has mostly escaped notice. In a recent article, the Dui Hua Foundation, a … The post Little-Known ‘Torture Camps’ Bend Minds for Chinese Regime appeared first on The Epoch Times .
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Epoch Times

  2. Iranian Regime Puts a Stop to Gmail Service

    Increasing Internet Disruptions Throughout Iran, Media Agency Speaks Out Against Regime Practices
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Marketwire

  3. Bombs hit Syrian capital amid regime offensive

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Twin suicide bombers targeted a police station in the center of Damascus Tuesday, killing 14 people as regime forces aggressively pressed ahead with an offensive on rebel strongholds elsewhere in the country. The rush hour blasts, which caused extensive damage to cars and storefronts, demonstrated the ability of insurgents to strike deep in the heart of President Bashar ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

regimen in News

  1. Missoula runner competes for a cause

    A weekly running class does wonders for marathon runners like Sherri Kenyon. It keeps her motivated, and accountable. After all, a training regimen of 50 miles a week isn’t easy.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: KECI Missoula

  2. Who Are These 'Rivals II' Competitors, And What Have They Done With Their Former Selves? [Photos]

    Diem Brown looks like a Candyland warrior in her "Rivals II" shot. A sensible diet and strict exercise regimen are two keys to "Challenge" success, but on "Rivals II," head-to-toe makeovers seem to be the third piece of the puzzle. While thumbing through new photos of the upcoming season's cast, for a moment we thought [...]
    on June 12, 2013 Source: MTV

  3. All News

    Graham Motion’s work with Animal Kingdom was exceptional because he defied so many precedents in the Derby. His European-style training regimen got Animal Kingdom ready to deliver a powerful effort.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Daily Racing Form

regiment in News

  1. US Marines Learn Ups And Downs Of Aussie Rules Football (Video)

    Roughly 200 United States Marines from Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment are currently stationed at RAAF Base Darwin in Australia. Recently, they took a little time off from training to learn Australian Rules Football .
    on June 13, 2013 Source: KPBS San Diego

  2. Crowd turns out for Fort Rucker appreciation game, concert

    The Daleville Senior Warhawks and the 1st Battalion, 223rd Aviation Regiment Spartans returned to the softball diamond June 7 for the annual “Clash of the Titans” Fort Rucker Appreciation softball gam
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Southeast Sun

  3. Santa Clara County grand jury indicts 48 alleged members of Nuestra Familia street regiment

    SAN JOSE -- In Santa Clara County's largest gang case to date, a criminal grand jury has indicted 48 alleged members of a Nuestra Familia street regiment on 77 charges ranging from selling methamphetamine to murder.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: The Milpitas Post

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