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
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He was also cited for not exercising effective command oversight to recognize and correct deficiencies in ICBM depot maintenance and materiel control while serving as Commander of the Ogden Air Logistics Center.
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Origin and Etymology of matériel
French matériel, from matériel, adjective
First Known Use: 1819
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Definition of matériel for English Language Learners
: equipment and supplies used by soldiers
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