material before being processed or manufactured into a final form.
material on which a particular manufacturing process is carried out
a person or thing regarded as suitable for some particular purpose: raw material for the army
- Raw mode
operating system A mode that allows a program to transfer bits directly to or from an I/O device without any processing, abstraction, or interpretation by the operating system. Systems that make this distinction for a disk file are generally regarded as broken. Compare rare mode, cooked mode. [Jargon File] (2002-04-14)
[raw] /rɔ/ adjective, rawer, rawest. 1. uncooked, as articles of food: a raw carrot. 2. not having undergone processes of preparing, dressing, finishing, refining, or manufacture: raw cotton. 3. unnaturally or painfully exposed, as flesh, by removal of the skin or natural integument. 4. painfully open, as a sore or wound. 5. crude in quality […]
language An early system on the IBM 1130. [Listed in CACM 2(5):16, May 1959]. (1996-05-29)
- Raw-pack method
[raw-pak] /ˈrɔˌpæk/ noun 1. (def 2).