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Materiel   Listen
noun
Materiel  n.  
1.
Those objects in a complex system which constitute the materials, or instruments employed, in distinction from the personnel, or men; for example, the buildings, libraries, and apparatus of a college, in distinction from its officers; used in a collective sense.
2.
Specifically: (Military) The arms, munitions, baggage, equipment, provisions, etc., of an army.






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"Materiel" Quotes from Famous Books



... of an executive officer is; how you never reach any big end, or even feel that you have made progress, but just keep on the job, watching and inspecting and fussing to keep the whole personnel-materiel machine running smoothly, and knowing that your recognition is purely negative, in that, if all goes well, you don't get called down. And then I calm down and realize that it is all in the game, and ...
— World's War Events, Volume III • Various



Words linked to "Materiel" :   armed forces, military machine, baggage, military, war machine, marching order, equipage, armed services



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