Raw-material meaning

Raw material is goods or products which are used in manufacturing or unprocessed products which are used in the creation of some final product.

An example of a raw material is the wood that is used to make furniture.

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Anything that is capable of being processed, converted, changed, etc. to produce something else.

Her personal experiences could provide the raw material for a really good novel.

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Unprocessed material of any kind.

These data are the raw material for the analysis.

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Material still in its natural or original state, before processing or manufacture.
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A material in its unprocessed, natural state considered usable for manufacture.

Petroleum is the raw material refined into various fuels and needed for countless chemicals.

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

The assembly plant's raw materials are finished parts from Asian suppliers.

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An unprocessed natural product used in manufacture.
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