Definition of materiel in English:

materiel

noun

mass noun
  • Military materials and equipment.

    ‘the shipping of materiel south into the battle zone’
    • ‘The goal was to have medical units deploy with their required materiel and equipment.’
    • ‘In each case, equipment and materiel will be pre-positioned in several places around the world.’
    • ‘The air-drop equipment is intended to air drop paratroopers, materiel and cargo.’
    • ‘Military materiel is landed via a bow ramp and also via assault boats through the doors of the flooded well.’
    • ‘It also made impossible to timely form attack forces and provide them with essential supplies and materiel.’
    • ‘It was due to supply the forces with weapons, ammunition, and other materiel.’
    • ‘Additional stocks of ammunition, food, medicines, and other materiel are created at strongholds.’
    • ‘The mission is to destroy armoured and unarmored combat materiel, low and slow airborne vehicles and other targets.’
    • ‘The combatant commander is responsible for the flow of equipment, personnel, and materiel into his theater.’
    • ‘By 1919 their superiority in both men and materiel would be enormous, and Allied staff officers began to plan a great offensive for that year.’
    • ‘Further automatization of the system of command and control of troops and materiel will also produce a great impact on tactics.’
    • ‘The rear cargo deck accommodates the transport of troops and/or materiel.’
    • ‘A survey in one formation discovered 70 unauthorised modifications to materiel.’
    • ‘Limits include time, manpower, materiel, and a host of other factors.’
    • ‘There weren't enough people to handle this flow, and, in the end, we sent far more materiel to the theater than we needed.’
    • ‘Doing so can be characterized as actions against people and materiel.’
    • ‘At the end of the Battle of Verdun, the French emerged victorious, though at a huge cost in human lives and materiel.’
    • ‘This materiel enabled U.S. forces to survive during the first critical weeks of the operation.’
    • ‘Force structure, doctrine, materiel and training must all adapt to the change.’
    • ‘The offensive materiel will have gone, with heavy weaponry no longer of any real practical military use now either.’
    equipment, apparatus, paraphernalia, articles, appliances, impedimenta

Origin

Early 19th century from French matériel, adjective (used as a noun).

Pronunciation

materiel

/məˌtɪərɪˈɛl/