ma·​té·​ri·​el | \ mə-ˌtir-ē-ˈel How to pronounce matériel (audio) \
variants: or materiel

Definition of matériel

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

Examples of matériel in a Sentence

the army is running short of clothing and other matériel
Recent Examples on the Web Konashenkov said the weapons and materiel were to go to Ukrainian troops in the Donbas. Tribune News Service, al, 21 May 2022 That brought the total U.S. materiel sent to Kyiv since the invasion began to $3.9 billion, exhausting the amounts Congress previously made available but that will be replenished by the newest legislation. Alan Fram, Chicago Tribune, 19 May 2022 Some national security specialists see no distinction, as a spark for Russian action, between providing the jets and the other military materiel the allies are already providing Ukraine. John Harwood, CNN, 27 Mar. 2022 Turkey, while a member of NATO, has developed a closer relationship with Russia in recent years, notably with the controversial purchase of S-400 air defense systems and other materiel. Los Angeles Times, 25 Feb. 2022 Meanwhile, the influx of Western materiel into Ukraine continues. Washington Post, 30 Apr. 2022 But while some of the weapons and materiel are advanced, much of it also remains less sophisticated than the weapons in Russia's arsenal. Arkansas Online, 21 Apr. 2022 If the war drags on for months, consumption and destruction of Russian materiel, coupled with Western financial sanctions and export restrictions, will impede Moscow’s capacity to provision forces with better equipment, analysts say. Daniel Michaels, WSJ, 25 Apr. 2022 In the meantime, a staggering volume and range of war materiel is arriving almost daily. Robert Burns, Anchorage Daily News, 13 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of matériel

1819, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for matériel

French matériel, from matériel, adjective

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25 May 2022

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“Matériel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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