Pronunciation: (kon'tent), [key]
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. that which may be perceived in something: the latent versus the manifest content of a dream.
5. Philos., Logic.the sum of the attributes or notions comprised in a given conception; the substance or matter of cognition.
6. power of containing; holding capacity: The bowl's content is three quarts.
7. volume, area, or extent; size.
8. the amount contained.
9. Ling.the system of meanings or semantic values specific to a language (opposed to expression).
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.
Pronunciation: (kun-tent'), [key]
1. satisfied with what one is or has; not wanting more or anything else.
2. Brit.agreeing; assenting.
to make content: These things content me.
1. the state or feeling of being contented; contentment: His content was threatened.
2. (in the British House of Lords) an affirmative vote or voter.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.