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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 bat·tal·ion /bəˈtæljən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bat·tal·ion n.
 1. A body of troops; esp. a body of troops or an army in battle array. [archaic] “The whole battalion views.”
 2. 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)

 Bat·tal·ion v. t. To form into battalions. [R.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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"; "a plurality of religions"
         [syn: large number, multitude, plurality, pack]