content


content
content1
/kon"tent/, n.
1. Usually, contents.
a. something that is contained: the contents of a box.
b. the subjects or topics covered in a book or document.
c. the chapters or other formal divisions of a book or document: a table of contents.
2. something that is to be expressed through some medium, as speech, writing, or any of various arts: a poetic form adequate to a poetic content.
3. significance or profundity; meaning: a clever play that lacks content.
4. substantive information or creative material viewed in contrast to its actual or potential manner of presentation: publishers, record companies, and other content providers; a flashy Web site, but without much content.
5. that which may be perceived in something: the latent versus the manifest content of a dream.
6. Philos., Logic. the sum of the attributes or notions comprised in a given conception; the substance or matter of cognition.
7. power of containing; holding capacity: The bowl's content is three quarts.
8. volume, area, or extent; size.
9. the amount contained.
10. Ling. the system of meanings or semantic values specific to a language (opposed to expression).
11. -
a. Math. the greatest common divisor of all the coefficients of a given polynomial. Cf. primitive polynomial.
b. any abstraction of the concept of length, area, or volume.
[1375-1425; late ME ( < AF) < ML contentum, n. use of neut. of L contentus (ptp. of continere to contain), equiv. to con- CON- + ten- hold + -tus ptp. suffix]
content2
contentable, adj.contently, adv.contentness, n.
/keuhn tent"/, adj.
1. satisfied with what one is or has; not wanting more or anything else.
2. Brit. agreeing; assenting.
3. Archaic. willing.
v.t.
4. to make content: These things content me.
n.
5. the state or feeling of being contented; contentment: His content was threatened.
6. (in the British House of Lords) an affirmative vote or voter.
[1400-50; late ME < MF < L contentus satisfied, special use of ptp. of continere; see CONTENT1]
Syn. 4. appease, gratify. See satisfy.
Ant. 4. dissatisfy.

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