[muh-teer-ee-el] noun
  1. the aggregate of things used or needed in any business, undertaking, or operation (distinguished from personnel).

[muh-teer-ee-uhl] noun
  1. the substance or substances of which a thing is made or composed.
  2. anything that serves as crude or raw matter to be used or developed.
  3. any constituent element.
  4. a textile fabric.
  5. a group of ideas, facts, data, etc., that may provide the basis for or be incorporated into some integrated work.
  6. materials, the articles or apparatus needed to make or do something.
  7. a person considered as having qualities suited to a particular sphere of activity.