Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Governmental rule or control.
  • n. The systematic procedure of a natural phenomenon or process.
  • n. A regulated system, as of diet, therapy, or exercise, intended to promote health or achieve another beneficial effect.
  • n. A course of intense physical training.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Orderly government; system of order; administration.
  • n. Any regulation or remedy which is intended to produce beneficial effects by gradual operation.
  • n. A syntactical relation between words, as when one depends on another and is regulated by it in respect to case or mood; government.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Orderly government; system of order; adminisration.
  • n. Any regulation or remedy which is intended to produce beneficial effects by gradual operation.
  • n.
  • n. A syntactical relation between words, as when one depends on another and is regulated by it in respect to case or mood; government.
  • n. The word or words governed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Orderly government or system; system of order; government; control.
  • n. Any regulation or remedy which is intended to produce beneficial effects by gradual operation; specifically, in medicine, the regulation of diet, exercise, etc., with a view to the preservation or restoration of health, or for the attainment of a determinate result; a course of living according to certain rules: sometimes used as equivalent to hygiene, but most commonly used as a synonym for diet, 2.
  • n. In zoology, habit or mode of life with regard to eating; choice of food; dietetics: as, an animal or a vegetable regimen; carnivorous regimen.
  • n. In grammar: Government; the control which one word exercises over the form of another in connection with it.
  • n. The word or words so governed.
  • n. In physical geography, the physical characteristics of a river, especially of a graded river; also, the condition of a river or current when it does not actively build up or wear down its course; in general, grade. See the extract.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

Middle English, from Latin; see regime.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin regimen ("guidance”, “direction”, “government”, “rule"), from regō ("I rule”, “I direct"); compare regular. (Wiktionary)

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  • "Our data highlights the enormous potential public health benefit of pre-exposure chemoprophylaxis against HIV, provided the regimen is efficacious and used consistently daily for a number of years," said John Mellors, a professor at the University of Pittsburgh.

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  • Agassi said his grueling fitness regimen is the key to his success.

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  • A dose of 1.0 mg/kg administered every two weeks was identified as the regimen for further Phase II studies.

  • The current observations follow prior research conducted by the same study team, which reported in October that a long-term regimen of low-dose aspirin appears to shave the risk of dying from colorectal cancer by a third.

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