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 us   /kənˈtent/
pleased with ​yoursituation and not ​needing or ​desiring it to be ​better: Skating this ​year with a ​sprainedankle, he said he was content just to make the ​Olympicteam.
adjective  us   /kənˈten·tɪd/
Our ​dogleads a ​happy and contented ​life.
noun [U]  us   /kənˈtent·mənt/ (also content)
Her ​greatesthappiness and contentment was ​found in being a ​devotedwife, ​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 ​sealions from the ​shore.

contentnoun [U]

 us   /ˈkɑn·tent/

content noun [U] (SUBJECT)

the ​subject or ​ideascontained in something written, said, ​created, or ​represented: academic/​educational content It’s ​easy to ​update the content of the ​Website. 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 ​particularsubstancecontained in something: This ​type of ​milk has a ​lowerfat content.
(Definition of content from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"content" in British English

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contentadjective [after verb]

uk   us   /kənˈtent/
B2 pleased with ​yoursituation and not ​hoping for ​change or ​improvement: He ​seemsfairly content with (his) ​life. [+ to infinitive] They're content tosocialize with a very ​smallcircle of ​people.
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noun [U] uk   us   /-mənt/ (also content)
His ​facewore a ​look of ​pure contentment.


uk   /ˈkɒn.tent/  us   /ˈkɑːn-/

content noun (SUBJECT)

contents [plural]
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B2 the ​articles or ​partscontained 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 ​beautifulfilm, but it ​lacks content. We've ​discussed the ​unusualform 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 ​bagspilled all over the ​floor. He didn't need to ​open the ​letter because he already ​knew the contents.
C2 [S] the ​amount of a ​particularsubstancecontained in something: Chocolate has a highfat content.

contentverb [T]

uk   us   /kənˈtent/
to make someone ​feelhappy and ​satisfied: You're ​quiteeasily contented, aren't you? My ​explanationseemed to content him.
(Definition of content from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"content" in Business English

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uk   us   /ˈkɒntent/
contents [plural] everything that is contained within something: A ​spokesman has ​refused to ​disclose the contents of the ​shipment. Her ​parents' ​home contents ​insurancepolicycovered 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 ​onlineadvertising, you need content.
[U] PRODUCTION the ​parts that are used to make a ​product: The ​company also ​producespaper with 30% recycled content. The ​tradeagreementstipulated that a ​certainpercentage of the content of the ​manufacturedgoods 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 ​foodindustry can ​producefood 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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