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Definition of "content" []

  • 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)

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.

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_."