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con·tent1

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pronunciation:
kan tent
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: (usu. pl.) whatever is contained or held in a receptacle, container, or something seen as a container.
He emptied out the contents of his pockets.She would not divulge the contents of the letter.
similar words:
components, constituents, ingredients, inventory, load
definition 2: (usu. pl.) the topics or chapters of a book or other document or publication.
The names of the book's chapters are listed in the table of contents.
similar words:
chapters, subjects, themes, topic
definition 3: the substance or meaning of something.
The content of his paper was impressive, but the form was terrible.
synonyms:
purport, subject matter, substance
similar words:
core, essence, gist, heart, ideas, import, intent, meaning, pith, significance, thesis
definition 4: the capacity to contain.
The content of this carton is one quart.
synonyms:
capacity
similar words:
measure, size, volume
definition 5: the amount or proportion of a given substance.
The content of fat in cream is high.
synonyms:
percentage, proportion
similar words:
amount, measure, quantity
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