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matériel

[muh-teer-ee-el] /məˌtɪər iˈɛl/
noun
1.
the aggregate of things used or needed in any business, undertaking, or operation (distinguished from personnel).
2.
Military. arms, ammunition, and equipment in general.
Also, materiel.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; < French; see material
Can be confused
material, matériel.
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British Dictionary definitions for mate-riel

materiel

/məˌtɪərɪˈɛl/
noun
1.
the materials and equipment of an organization, esp of a military force Compare personnel
Word Origin
C19: from French: material
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Word Origin and History for mate-riel

materiel

n.

1814, from French matériel "material," noun use of adj. matériel (see material (adj.)). A later borrowing of the same word that became material (n.).

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