Table of contents
Content Con"tent (k[o^]n"t[e^]nt or k[o^]n*t[e^]nt"; 277), n.; usually in pl., {Contents}. 1. That which is contained; the thing or things held by a receptacle or included within specified limits; as, the contents of a cask or bale or of a room; the contents of a book. [1913 Webster]

I shall prove these writings . . . authentic, and the contents true, and worthy of a divine original. --Grew. [1913 Webster]

2. Power of containing; capacity; extent; size. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Strong ship's, of great content. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

3. (Geom.) Area or quantity of space or matter contained within certain limits; as, solid contents; superficial contents. [1913 Webster]

The geometrical content, figure, and situation of all the lands of a kingdom. --Graunt. [1913 Webster]

{Table of contents}, or {Contents}, a table or list of topics in a book, showing their order and the place where they may be found: a summary. [1913 Webster]


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