- something that is contained: the contents of a box.
- the subjects or topics covered in a book or document.
- the chapters or other formal divisions of a book or document: a table of contents.
- Mathematics. the greatest common divisor of all the coefficients of a given polynomial.Compare primitive polynomial.
- any abstraction of the concept of length, area, or volume.
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synonym study for content
OTHER WORDS FROM contentcon·tent·a·ble, adjectivecon·tent·ly, adverbcon·tent·ness, noun
How to use content in a sentence
When I saw it listed on the contents page, I thought, “Why would he write about a song that insipid?”Greil Marcus Talks About Trying to Unlock Rock and Roll in 10 Songs|Allen Barra|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Such museums have a long history even if his is slightly different thanks to its odd contents.Dodo Bones and Kylie’s Poo: Inside London’s Strangest New Museum|Liza Foreman|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But Tarantino nixed that idea, instead choosing to have the contents be whatever you want it to be.The Secrets of ‘Pulp Fiction’: 20 Things You Didn’t Know About the Movie on Its 20th Anniversary|Marlow Stern|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She said pageant contents are just the most visible product of the cosmetic industry now at risk.Venezuela Now Has Toilet Paper but No Breast Implants|Jason Batansky|September 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It contents were instantly irrelevant, news from another century.
If old Piegan Smith hadn't been sampling the contents of that keg so industriously he would never have made a break.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Dan inserted the primer, pulled the lanyard and sent the contents of the gun into the ranks of the enemy.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
But Lady Hartledon did not hear; or if she heard, did not heed; she was already absorbed in the contents of her letter.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
The contents of the pipe-chest he thoroughly knew, for often he counted the pipes.
An hour later, I heard he was dead: that on his way to his home he had purchased a bottle of laudanum and swallowed the contents!
British Dictionary definitions for content (1 of 2)
- the chapters or divisions of a book
- a list, printed at the front of a book, of chapters or divisions together with the number of the first page of each
Word Origin for content
British Dictionary definitions for content (2 of 2)
Derived forms of contentcontently, adverbcontentment, noun
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Other Idioms and Phrases with content
see to one's heart's content.