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noun content pronunciation in American English /ˈkɑnˌtent/
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  1. 1


    [plural] the things that are inside something such as a box, bottle, building, or room

    The entire contents of the house were put up for auction.

    He emptied out the contents of his pockets onto the table.

  2. 2


    [plural] the things that are written in a book, magazine, letter, document, etc.
    1. a.
      a list at the beginning of a book or magazine, showing the parts into which the book or magazine is divided

      I can’t find it in the contents.

  3. 3
    [uncountable] the subject, ideas, or story that a piece of writing or a radio or television program deals with

    The show’s content is not suitable for young children.

  4. 4
    [singular] the amount of a substance that something contains

    a cereal with a high sugar content

  5. 5
    [uncountable] any material, such as writing, pictures, or music, that appears on a website or other electronic medium

    Several start-ups were bankrupted by the high cost of producing original content.


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