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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The equipment, apparatus, and supplies of a military force or other organization. See Synonyms at equipment.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Military equipment, apparatus, and supplies.

Etymologies

French matériel, consisting of matter, materiel, from Old French material; see material.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French matériel. (Wiktionary)

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