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Meaning of battalion

bat•tal•ion

Pronunciation: (bu-tal'yun), [key]
— n.
  1. a ground force unit composed of a headquarters and two or more companies or similar units.
  2. an army in battle array.
  3. Often,a large number of persons or things; force: battalions of bureaucrats.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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