) KEY NOUN:
- Something contained, as in a receptacle. Often used in the plural: the contents of my desk drawer; the contents of an aerosol can.
- The subject matter of a written work, such as a book or magazine. Often used in the plural.
- The substantive or meaningful part: "The brain is hungry not for method but for content, especially content which contains generalizations that are powerful, precise, and explicit" (Frederick Turner).
- The meaning or significance of a literary or artistic work.
- The proportion of a specified substance: Eggs have a high protein content.
Middle English, from Medieval Latin contentum
, neuter past participle of Latin continre
, to contain
; see contain