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"content" in British English

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contentadjective [after verb]

uk   /kənˈtent/ us   /kənˈtent/
contentment
noun [U] uk   /kənˈtent.mənt/ us   /kənˈtent.mənt/ also content
His face wore a look of pure contentment.

contentnoun

uk   /ˈkɒn.tent/ us   /ˈkɑːn.tent/
  • content noun (SUBJECT)

contents [plural]

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B2 the articles or parts contained in a magazine or book, with the number of the page they begin on: the table of (= list of) contents the contents page
B2 [S or U] the ideas that are contained in a piece of writing, a speech, or a film: It's a very stylish and beautiful film, but it lacks content. We've discussed the unusual form of the book - now, what about the content?
  • content noun (AMOUNT)

contents [plural]

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B1 everything that is contained within something: The contents of his bag spilled all over the floor. He didn't need to open the letter because he already knew the contents.
C2 [S] the amount of a particular substance contained in something: Chocolate has a high fat content.

contentverb [T]

uk   /kənˈtent/ us   /kənˈtent/
(Definition of content from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"content" in American English

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contentadjective

us   /kənˈtent/
pleased with your situation and not needing or desiring it to be better: Skating this year with a sprained ankle, he said he was content just to make the Olympic team.
contented
adjective us   /kənˈten·tɪd/
Our dog leads a happy and contented life.
contentment
noun [U] us   /kənˈtent·mənt/ also content
Her greatest happiness and contentment was found in being a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

contentverb [T]

us   /kənˈtent/
to make yourself accept something as satisfactory, although it could be better: We had to content ourselves with watching the sea lions from the shore.

contentnoun [U]

us   /ˈkɑn·tent/
  • content noun [U] (SUBJECT)

the subject or ideas contained in something written, said, created, or represented: academic/educational content It’s easy to update the content of the Web site.
art Content is also the things represented or suggested in something written or created as art, or the ideas it communicates.
  • content noun [U] (AMOUNT)

the amount of a particular substance contained in something: This type of milk has a lower fat content.
(Definition of content from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"content" in Business English

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contentnoun

uk   /ˈkɒntent/ us  
contents [plural]
everything that is contained within something: A spokesman has refused to disclose the contents of the shipment. Her parents' home contents insurance policy covered her for the loss of the phone.
[U] also contents [plural] the ideas that are contained in something: New guidelines cover the content of advertising for children. Our description of the contents of the report was completely accurate.
[U] the information contained on a website, etc.: The next generation of DVDs will have to provide more content. If you want to make money from online advertising, you need content.
[U] PRODUCTION the parts that are used to make a product: The company also produces paper with 30% recycled content. The trade agreement stipulated that a certain percentage of the content of the manufactured goods should be obtained locally.
[S] the amount of a particular substance contained in something: The Supreme Court ruled that a beer's alcohol content can be noted on the label. This research dramatically illustrates that the food industry can produce food with much lower salt content.
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(Definition of content from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “content”
in Korean 만족하는…
in Arabic سَعيد, راض…
in Malaysian berpuas hati…
in French satisfait…
in Russian содержание, доля…
in Chinese (Traditional) 滿意的, 滿足的, 知足的…
in Italian contento, soddisfatto…
in Turkish içindekiler, içerik, esas…
in Polish treść, zawartość…
in Spanish satisfecho…
in Vietnamese bằng lòng…
in Portuguese contente, satisfeito…
in Thai ที่พอใจ…
in German zufrieden…
in Catalan content, satisfet…
in Japanese 満足して…
in Chinese (Simplified) 满意的, 满足的, 知足的…
in Indonesian puas…
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