[ noun ] material suitable for manufacture or use or finishing



Used in print

(William C. Smith, "Why Fear Ideas?"...)

By_no_means would we discourage the production of ideas : they provide raw_materials with which to work ; they provide stimulations that lead to further production .

(The Department of State: A Fresh Look at the...)

He is appreciative of the expert help available to him and draws these resources into play , taking_care to examine at_least some of the raw_material which underlies their frequently policy oriented conclusions .

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