Definition of content noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    content1

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈkɒntent//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːntent//
     
     
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  1. 1  contents [plural] the things that are contained in something He tipped the contents of the bag onto the table. Fire has caused severe damage to the contents of the building. She hadn't read the letter and so was unaware of its contents.
  2. 2  contents [plural] the different sections that are contained in a book a table of contents (= the list at the front of a book) a contents page
  3. 3  [singular] the subject matter of a book, speech, programme, etc. Your tone of voice is as important as the content of what you have to say. The content of the course depends on what the students would like to study. Her poetry has a good deal of political content.
  4. 4  [singular] (following a noun) the amount of a substance that is contained in something else food with a high fat content the alcohol content of a drink
  5. 5 [uncountable] (computing) the information or other material contained on a website or other digital media online content providers Record companies have had to transform themselves into digital content providers.
  6. Word Origin late Middle English: from medieval Latin contentum (plural contenta ‘things contained’), neuter past participle of continere from con- ‘altogether’ + tenere ‘to hold’.Extra examples She emptied the contents of her bag on the floor The way people are accessing their Web content is changing. foods with a high fat content Her poetry has a good deal of political content. The content of the programme depends on what the students would like to study. Your tone of voice is as important as the content of what you have to say.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: content