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ma·te·ri·elor ma·té·ri·el (mə-tîr′ē-ĕl′)
The equipment, apparatus, and supplies of a military force or other organization.
[French matériel, consisting of matter, materiel, from Old French material; see material.]
(Military) the materials and equipment of an organization, esp of a military force. Compare personnel
[C19: from French: material]
or ma•te•ri•el(məˌtɪər iˈɛl)
the aggregate of equipment and supplies used by an organization, as the military. Compare personnel.
[1805–15; < French; see material]
All items (including ships, tanks, self-propelled weapons, aircraft, etc., and related spares, repair parts, and support equipment, but excluding real property, installations, and utilities) necessary to equip, operate, maintain, and support military activities without distinction as to its application for administrative or combat purposes. See also equipment; personal property.
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|Noun||1.||materiel - equipment and supplies of a military force|
baggage - the portable equipment and supplies of an army
equipment - an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service
marching order - equipage for marching; "the company was dressed in full marching order"