[ 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 .