content con‧tent [ˈkɒntent ǁ ˈkɑːn-] noun
1. contents [plural] the things that are inside a bag, box, room etc:

• The contents of the suitcase were seized by the police.

2. contents [plural] the things that are written in a letter, document, book etc:

• He refused to disclose the contents of the report. (= say what was in the report )

3. [uncountable] the amount of a substance that is contained in something:

• The beer has an alcohol content of 2.6%.

• Coal has a high sulfur content.

4. [uncountable] the materials, parts etc that a product contains:

• Eight states require a minimum percentage of recycled content (= materials that have already been used ) in packaging.

ˌlocal ˈcontent also doˌmestic ˈcontent MANUFACTURING LAW
[uncountable] when a foreign company makes products in a country, the materials, parts etc that have been made in that country rather than imported. A minimum level of local content is sometimes a requirement under trade laws when giving foreign companies the right to manufacture in a particular place:

• The car will have 60% local content.

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content UK US /ˈkɒntent/ noun
contents — Cf. contents
[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.

See also LOCAL CONTENT(Cf. ↑local content)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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