Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The assemblage or totality of things used or needed in carrying on any complex business or operation, in distinction from the personnel, or body of persons, employed in the same: applied more especially to military supplies and equipments, as arms, ammunition, baggage, provisions, horses, wagons, etc.
- n. variant spelling of materiel
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. That in a complex system which constitutes the
materials, or instruments employed, in distinction from the personnel, or men; , of an army; or the buildings, libraries, and apparatus of a college, in distinction from its officers.
- n. equipment and supplies of a military force
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