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materiel Line breaks: ma¦ter|iel
Pronunciation: /məˌtɪərɪˈɛl/

Definition of materiel in English:


[mass noun]
Military materials and equipment: the shipping of materiel south into the battle zone
More example sentences
  • The goal was to have medical units deploy with their required materiel and equipment.
  • In each case, equipment and materiel will be pre-positioned in several places around the world.
  • The air-drop equipment is intended to air drop paratroopers, materiel and cargo.


Early 19th century: from French matériel, adjective (used as a noun).

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