Curiosity only: If we could print a RAW file, would it look better then a printed JPEG file?

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Curiosity only: If we could print a RAW file, would it look better then a printed JPEG file?

I am curious about RAW and JPEG file formats. We all know that photographing and post-processing RAW files are considered the best technique. But, in order to obtain a print by an outside source, the RAW file must be converted to a JPEG format. Does this conversion degrade the quality of the electronic image and, consequently, the quality of the printed image?

Note: I love to print my photographs, and I use an outside source. They only accept JPEG format. I have no complaints about the quality of the printed image. I pose the question to satisfy my curiosity...not to solve any specific problem.

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