Definition of Raw material

1. Noun. Material suitable for manufacture or use or finishing.

Exact synonyms: Staple
Generic synonyms: Material, Stuff
Specialized synonyms: Feedstock



Definition of Raw material

1. Noun. A material in its unprocessed, natural state considered usable for manufacture. ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively) Any input to a factory or other installation which processes it. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Raw Material

ravishers
ravishes
ravishing
ravishingly
ravishments
ravisht
ravissant
ravuconazole
raw
raw(a)
raw beauty
raw data
raw deal
raw deals
raw material (current term)
raw meat
raw milk
raw recruit
raw score
raw sewage
raw sienna
raw talent
raw throat
raw umber
raw vegetable
raw weather
raw wood
raw wool
raw wound

Literary usage of Raw material

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1. Shakespeare as a Dramatic Artist: A Popular Illustration of the Principles by Richard Green Moulton (1893)
"A Study in the raw material of the Romantic Drama. I HE starting-point in the treatment of any work of litera- CHAV. I. ture is its position in literary ..."

2. Shakespeare as a Dramatic Artist: A Popular Illustration of the Principles by Richard Green Moulton (1901)
"A Study in the raw material of the Romantic Drama. THE starting-point in the treatment of any work of literature is its position in literary history: the ..."

3. Shakespeare as a Dramatic Artist: A Popular Illustration of the Principles by Richard Green Moulton (1888)
"A Study in the raw material of the Romantic Drama. THE starting-point in the treatment of any work of litera- CHAP. I. ture is its position in literary ..."

4. Principles of Social Science by Henry Charles Carey (1865)
"raw material tends, with the progress of men in wealth and civilization, to rise in price. What, however, is raw material ? In answer to this question, ..."

5. Capital: A Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx (1906)
"raw material may either form the principal substance of a / product, or it may enter into its formation only as an accessory. An accessory may be consumed ..."

6. Some Leading Principles of Political Economy Newly Expounded by John Elliott Cairnes (1874)
"Those other elements may be summed up under the heads of " Fixed Capital" and " raw material." Fixed Capital, raw material, and Wages-fund, therefore, ..."

7. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Many of them employ only cotton as a raw material; others use chiefly wool; and still others manufacture what are known as merino knit goods or mixed ..."

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