raw material

Materials a manufacturer converts into a finished product. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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raw material raw material material

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raw material UK US noun [C or U]
PRODUCTION, NATURAL RESOURCES a substance in its natural state that will be used to make something else in an industrial process: »

raw material costs/prices

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The increase in operating costs is due to higher energy costs and increases in the price of raw materials such as iron ore.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Raw material — Raw Raw (r[add]), a. [Compar. {Rawer} (r[add] [ e]r); superl. {Rawest}.] [AS. hre[ a]w; akin to D. raauw, LG. rau, G. roh, OHG. r[=o], Icel. hr[=a]r, Dan. raa, Sw. r[*a], L. crudus, Gr. kre as flesh, Skr. kravis raw flesh. [root]18. Cf. {Crude},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Raw material — Material Ma*te ri*al, n. The substance or matter of which anything is made or may be made. [1913 Webster] {Raw material}, any crude, unfinished, or elementary materials that are adapted to use only by processes of skilled labor. Cotton, wool, ore …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • raw material — n. 1. material still in its natural or original state, before processing or manufacture 2. anything that is capable of being processed, converted, changed, etc. to produce something else [her personal experiences could provide the raw material… …   English World dictionary

  • raw material — noun material suitable for manufacture or use or finishing (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑staple • Hypernyms: ↑material, ↑stuff • Hyponyms: ↑feedstock * * * noun, pl ⋯ als [count, noncount …   Useful english dictionary

  • Raw material — For other uses, see Raw Material (disambiguation). Feedstock redirects here. Latex being collected from a tapped rubber tree A raw material or feedstock is the basic material from which a product is manufactured or made, frequently used with an… …   Wikipedia

  • raw material — noun Date: 1796 crude or processed material that can be converted by manufacture, processing, or combination into a new and useful product < wheat…is raw material for the flour mill C. A. Koepke >; broadly something with a potential for… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • raw material — noun a) 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 b) Any input to a factory or other installation which processes it …   Wiktionary

  • raw material — /rɔ məˈtɪəriəl/ (say raw muh tearreeuhl) noun 1. material before it is made in a final form: *Wool is a raw material, not a finished product –advertiser, 1991. 2. an untrained recruit or a group of such recruits …   Australian English dictionary

  • raw material — žaliava statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Apdirbimui ar perdirbimui skirta medžiaga. atitikmenys: angl. raw material; stock rus. сырье …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • raw material — raw′ mate′rial n. material before being processed or manufactured into a final form • Etymology: 1790–1800 …   From formal English to slang

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