Meaning of CONTENT in English


Pronunciation: ' kän- ˌ tent

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Latin contentus, past participle of contin ē re to contain

Date: 15th century

1 a : something contained ― usually used in plural <the jar's content s > <the drawer's content s > b : the topics or matter treated in a written work <table of content s > c : the principal substance (as written matter, illustrations, or music) offered by a World Wide Web site <Internet users have evolved an ethos of free content in the Internet ― Ben Gerson>

2 a : SUBSTANCE , GIST b : MEANING , SIGNIFICANCE c : the events, physical detail, and information in a work of art ― compare FORM 10b

3 a : the matter dealt with in a field of study b : a part, element, or complex of parts

4 : the amount of specified material contained : PROPORTION

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