reg·i·men (rĕjə-mən, -mĕn′)
a. A regulated system, as of medication, diet, or exercise, used to promote health or treat illness or injury.
b. A procedure, program, or routine: a regimen of mathematics seminars.
2. A systematic way of managing something: a crop regimen.
3. Archaic Governmental rule or control.
[Middle English, from Latin; see REGIME.]
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