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matériel

noun ma·té·ri·el \mə-ˌtir-ē-ˈel\

Simple Definition of matériel

  • : equipment and supplies used by soldiers

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of matériel

  1. :  equipment, apparatus, and supplies used by an organization or institution

Examples of matériel in a sentence

  1. <the army is running short of clothing and other matériel>



Variants of matériel

or materiel play \mə-ˌtir-ē-ˈel\

Origin of matériel

French matériel, from matériel, adjective


First Known Use: 1819


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