materiel

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materiel

[mə¦tir·ē′el]
(ordnance)
Things of all kinds required for the equipment, maintenance, operation, and support of military activities, both combat and noncombat.
In a restricted sense, those things used in combat or logistic support operations, such as weapons, motor vehicles, or special-purpose clothing, as distinguished from items of ordinary use, such as uniforms, food, or medicine.
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Indeed, he frames the issue for his readers by questioning the earlier, negative opinions of both scholars and public intellectuals that the Greek Fathers, especially Maximus the Confessor, tended toward an anti-material, overly Platonized, spiritualized asceticism at odds with the Christian East's strongly incarnational Christology and soteriology.
50-caliber machine guns, special light anti-material rifles (SLAMR) and heavy anti-material rifles (I-(AMR) for a variety of applications.