content meaning

[ kən'tent ] Pronunciation:   "content" in a sentence
  • Noun: content  'kóntent
    1. Everything that is included in a collection and that is held or included in something
      "he emptied the contents of his pockets"; "the two groups were similar in content" 
    2. What a communication that is about something is about
      - message, subject matter, substance 
    3. The proportion of a substance that is contained in a mixture or alloy etc. 
    4. The amount that can be contained
      - capacity 
    5. The sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
      - cognitive content, mental object 
    6. The state of being contented with your situation in life
      "they could read to their heart's content"
      - contentedness 
    7. Something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation
      - subject, depicted object
    Verb: content  kun'tent
    1. Satisfy in a limited way
      "He contented himself with one glass of beer per day" 
    2. Make content
      "I am contented"
    Adjective: content  kun'tent
    1. Satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are
      - contented

    Derived forms: contenting, contented, contents

    See also: complacent, contain, contentment, happy, pleased, satisfied, self-complacent, self-satisfied, smug

    Type of: acceptance, accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, circumscribe, cognition, collection, communication, confine, gratify, knowledge, limit, noesis, proportion, satisfy, thing, volume

    Antonym: discontent

    Part of: scene, view

    Encyclopedia: Content

  • [Business]
    AmE / noun


    1 contents [pl.]

    the things that are contained in sth:

    Fire has caused severe damage to the contents of the building.

    You must take out adequate buildings and contents insurance (= for your home and what is in it).

    2 [U; pl.]

    the ideas in sth or the subject that sth deals with:

    We met to decide on the content of our presentation.

    She hadn't read the letter so was unaware of its contents.

    3 [U]

    the information or other material contained on a website, a CD-ROM, etc:

    How do we know if our Web content meets customers' needs?

    We will manage the site and they will provide the content.

    the company's strength as a content provider

    4 [sing.] (used after another noun)

    the amount of a substance that is contained in sth else:

    iron with a high carbon content

    5 (Manufacturing ) [U]

    the parts that make up a product:

    The car manufacturer is aiming for 100% local content (= all the parts made within the country).

  • [Medicine]
    1 : something contained —usu. used in pl. ‹the stomach contents
    2 : the subject matter or symbolic significance of something —see LATENT CONTENT, MANIFEST CONTENT
    3 : the amount of specified material contained ‹the sulfur content of a sample›

  • [Computer]
    (CAM, or "associative memory") A kind of storage device which includes comparison logic with each bit of storage. A data value is broadcast to all words of storage and compared with the values there. Words which match are flagged in some way. Subsequent operations can then work on flagged words, e.g. read them out one at a time or write to certain bit positions in all of them. A CAM can thus operate as a data parallel (SIMD) processor.

    CAMs are often used in caches and memory management units.


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  1. yet rome was content to feast and exact.
  2. the physicists, too, were more than content.
  3. the mixed contents are aerated for 2-3 days.
  4. he received the contents of jack 's pistol.
  5. i will give the children their full content.

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