matériel

or ma·te·ri·el

[ muh-teer-ee-el ]
/ məˌtɪər iˈɛl /

noun

the aggregate of things used or needed in any business, undertaking, or operation (distinguished from personnel).
Military. arms, ammunition, and equipment in general.

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Origin of matériel

From French, dating back to 1805–15; see origin at material

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH matériel

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Words nearby matériel

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British Dictionary definitions for materiel

materiel

matriel

/ (məˌtɪərɪˈɛl) /

noun

the materials and equipment of an organization, esp of a military forceCompare personnel

Word Origin for materiel

C19: from French: material
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