[ uh-ron-dis-muh nt, ar-uh n-dees-; French a-rawn-dees-mahn ]
/ əˈrɒn dɪs mənt, ˌær ənˈdis-; French a rɔ̃ disˈmɑ̃ /
noun, plural ar·ron·disse·ments [uh-ron-dis-muh nts; French a-rawn-dees-mahn] /əˈrɒn dɪs mənts; French a rɔ̃ disˈmɑ̃/.
the largest administrative division of a French department, comprising a number of cantons.
an administrative district of certain large cities in France.
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British Dictionary definitions for arrondissement
/ (French arɔ̃dismɑ̃) /
noun (in France)
the largest administrative subdivision of a department
a municipal district of certain cities, esp Paris
Word Origin for arrondissement
C19: from arrondir to make round, from ab- 1 + -rondir from rond round
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