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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



... so naturally. At this very moment there are the most rigid Comtists teaching that we ought to be governed by a hierarchy—a combination of savans orthodox in science. Yet who can doubt that Comte would have been hanged by his own hierarchy; that his essor materiel, which was in fact troubled by the 'theologians and metaphysicians' of the Polytechnic School, would have been more impeded by the government he wanted to make? And then the secular Comtists, Mr. Harrison and Mr. Beesly, who want to 'Frenchify the English institutions'—that is, to introduce ...
— Physics and Politics, or, Thoughts on the application of the principles of "natural selection" and "inheritance" to political society • Walter Bagehot



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



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