Pronunciation: (kon'tent),[key] —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. 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).
10. 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] —adj. 1. satisfied with what one is or has; not wanting more or anything else.
2. Brit.agreeing; assenting.
—v.t. to make content: These things content me.
—n. 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.