material vs materiel :

material or materiel

“Material” is a very common word, so it’s not surprising that when people encounter the French-derived spelling “materiel” in military contexts (“supplying men and materiel”), they think it’s a mistake and “correct” it to the more familiar “material.” The equipment and supplies used by armies and other organizations are “materiel,” which is never spelled with an S on the end.

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Definitions

  • n  the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
    coal is a hard black material
  • n  information (data or ideas or observations) that can be used or reworked into a finished form
    the archives provided rich material for a definitive biography
  • n  artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
    she measured off enough material for a dress
  • n  things needed for doing or making something
    writing materials
    useful teaching materials
  • n  a person judged suitable for admission or employment
    he was university material
    she was vice-presidential material
  • s  concerned with worldly rather than spiritual interests
    material possessions
    material wealth
    material comforts
  • a  derived from or composed of matter
    the material universe
  • a  directly relevant to a matter especially a law case
    his support made a material difference
    evidence material to the issue at hand
    facts likely to influence the judgment are called material facts
    a material witness
  • s  concerned with or affecting physical as distinct from intellectual or psychological well-being
    material needs
    the moral and material welfare of all good citizens"- T.Roosevelt
  • a  having material or physical form or substance
  • a  having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary

  • n  equipment and supplies of a military force
News & Articles

  • Paris Hilton: Material Possessions Aren’t Important To Me
    Paris Hilton lives in a gated community, inside a mansion filled with portraits of herself, with a pink Bentley in the driveway that has an interior literally encrusted with diamonds. But she says material things aren’t important to her. The socialite-turned-reality-star has lived what anyone would say is a sheltered life. Growing up as the [...] Paris Hilton: Material Possessions Aren’t ...
    June 14, 2013 - The Inquisitr
  • SJF Material Handling Named "100 Best" by Minnesota Business Magazine
    SJF Material Handling Inc. in Winsted, Mn. is named one of Minnesota’s “100 Best Companies to Work for” in 2013. (PRWeb June 13, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10824276.htm
    June 13, 2013 - PRWeb
  • Global and China Superhard Material and Product Industry Report, 2012-2015
    NEW YORK, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global and China Superhard Material and Product Industry Report, 2012-2015 ...
    June 13, 2013 - PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  • Army Materiel Command task force addresses issues of sexual assault and harassment
    Gen. Dennis Via, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Materiel Command at Redstone Arsenal, has appointed a senior executive to serve as his special assistant to lead a Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Program Assurance Task Force.
    June 11, 2013 - The Huntsville Times
  • Army Materiel Command task force addresses issues of sexual assault and harassment
    Gen. Dennis Via, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Materiel Command at Redstone Arsenal, has appointed a senior executive to serve as his special assistant to lead a Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Program Assurance Task Force.
    June 11, 2013 - The Huntsville Times
  • Jury: Air Force colonel guilty of sexual touching
    An Air Force colonel has been found guilty of sexual imposition stemming from an incident last August in Carrillon Park. The trial began and ended today for Col. Mayan Shah, a research analyst at the Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. A jury of six women and two men found Shah guilty of the third degree misdemeanor in Dayton Municipal Court. The incident happened at ...
    June 6, 2013 - WHIO-TV 7 Dayton