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Definition of "content" [con•tent]

  • Something contained, as in a receptacle. Often used in the plural: the contents of my desk drawer; the contents of an aerosol can. (noun)
  • The individual items or topics that are dealt with in a publication or document. Often used in the plural: a table of contents. (noun)
  • The material, including text and images, that constitutes a publication or document. (noun)
  • The substantive or meaningful part: "The brain is hungry not for method but for content, especially content which contains generalizations that are powerful, precise, and explicit” ( Frederick Turner). (noun)
  • The meaning or significance of a literary or artistic work. (noun)
  • Everything that is inside a container (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The chapters or divisions of a book (noun)
  • A list, printed at the front of a book, of chapters or divisions together with the number of the first page of each (noun)
  • All that is contained or dealt with in a discussion, piece of writing, etc; substance (noun)
  • The information, material, etc presented on a website or other digital medium (noun)
  • The meaning or significance of a poem, painting, or other work of art, as distinguished from its style or form (noun)
  • The capacity or size of a thing (noun)
  • The proportion of a substance contained in an alloy, mixture, etc (noun)

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Use "content" in a sentence
  • "The final grain moisture content is termed the “equilibrium moisture content” for specific ambient conditions."
  • "The content of the state of perfect knowledge will indeed be the system of absolute truth, but none the less _content_, precisely as finite knowledge is the content of a finite mind."
  • "It is true that a good deal is found in the dream content which might be understood as the result of another and more intellectual performance; but analysis shows conclusively every time that these _intellectual operations were already present in the dream thoughts, and have only been taken over by the dream content_."