arrondissement

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/arɔ̃dismɑ̃/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(ə rondis mənt, ar′ən dēs-; Fr. a rôn dēs män)



Inflections of 'arrondissement' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": arrondissements

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ar•ron•disse•ment  (ə rondis mənt, ar′ən dēs-; Fr. a rôn dēs män),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -ments 
    (ə rondis mənt, ar′ən dēs-; Fr. a rôn dēs män),USA pronunciation 
  1. Governmentthe largest administrative division of a French department, comprising a number of cantons.
  2. Governmentan administrative district of certain large cities in France.
  • French, equivalent. to arrondiss- (variant stem of arrondir to round out; see a-5, round) + -ment -ment
  • 1800–10

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
arrondissement /French: arɔ̃dismɑ̃/ n (in France)
  1. the largest administrative subdivision of a department
  2. a municipal district of certain cities, esp Paris
Etymology: 19th Century: from arrondir to make round, from ab-1 + -rondir from rond round
'arrondissement' also found in these entries:
Advertisements
Advertisements

Report an inappropriate ad.