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Content vs. Quantity — What's the Difference?

Content vs. Quantity — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Content and Quantity

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Content

Often contents Something contained, as in a receptacle
The contents of my desk drawer.
The contents of an aerosol can.

Quantity

Quantity or amount is a property that can exist as a multitude or magnitude, which illustrate discontinuity and continuity. Quantities can be compared in terms of "more", "less", or "equal", or by assigning a numerical value in terms of a unit of measurement.

Content

The individual items or topics that are dealt with in a publication or document
A table of contents.

Quantity

The amount or number of a material or abstract thing not usually estimated by spatial measurement
The quantity and quality of the fruit can be controlled

Content

The material, including text and images, that constitutes a publication or document.
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Quantity

The perceived length of a vowel sound or syllable.

Content

The substance or significance of a written work, especially as contrasted with its form.

Quantity

A value or component that may be expressed in numbers.

Content

Information, such as text, video, and sound, usually as contrasted with its format of presentation
A television producer looking for content that was more entertaining.

Quantity

A specified or indefinite number or amount
Shipped a large quantity of books.
Sells quantities of paper to publishers.

Content

The proportion of a specified substance
Eggs have a high protein content.

Quantity

A considerable amount or number
Sells drugs wholesale and in quantity.

Content

Contentment; satisfaction.

Quantity

An exact amount or number
The quantity of material recycled in a month.

Content

Desiring no more than what one has; satisfied.

Quantity

The measurable or countable property or aspect of things
Arithmetic deals with quantity.

Content

Ready to accept or acquiesce; willing
She was content to step down after four years as chief executive.

Quantity

(Mathematics) Something that serves as the object of an operation.

Content

To make content or satisfied
Contented himself with one piece of cake.

Quantity

(Linguistics) The relative amount of time needed to pronounce a vowel, consonant, or syllable.

Content

Satisfied, pleased, contented.

Quantity

The duration of a syllable in quantitative verse.

Content

(obsolete) Contained.

Quantity

(Logic) The exact character of a proposition in reference to its universality, singularity, or particularity.

Content

Satisfaction, contentment; pleasure.
They were in a state of sleepy content after supper.

Quantity

A fundamental, generic term used when referring to the measurement (count, amount) of a scalar, vector, number of items or to some other way of denominating the value of a collection or group of items.
You have to choose between quantity and quality.

Content

(obsolete) Acquiescence without examination.

Quantity

An indefinite amount of something.
Some soap making oils are best as base oils, used in a larger quantity in the soap, while other oils are best added in a small quantity.
Olive oil can be used practically in any quantity.

Content

That which contents or satisfies; that which if attained would make one happy.

Quantity

A specific measured amount.
This bag would normally costs $497.50 for a quantity of 250, at a price of $1.99 per piece.
Generally it should not be used in a quantity larger than 15 percent.

Content

An expression of assent to a bill or motion; an affirmative vote.

Quantity

A considerable measure or amount.
The Boeing P-26A was the first all-metal monoplane fighter produced in quantity for the U.S. Army Air Corps.

Content

A member who votes in assent.

Quantity

(metrology) Property of a phenomenon, body, or substance, where the property has a magnitude that can be expressed as number and a reference.

Content

(uncountable) That which is contained.

Quantity

(mathematics) Indicates that the entire preceding expression is henceforth considered a single object.
X plus y quantity squared equals x squared plus 2xy plus y squared.

Content

Subject matter; semantic information (or a portion or body thereof); that which is contained in writing, speech, video, etc.
Although eloquently delivered, the content of the speech was objectionable.
Some online video creators upload new content every day.
Prolific creators manage their voluminous content with any of various content management systems.

Quantity

(phonology) Length of sounds.

Content

The amount of material contained; contents.
Light beer has a lower alcohol content than regular beer.

Quantity

The attribute of being so much, and not more or less; the property of being measurable, or capable of increase and decrease, multiplication and division; greatness; and more concretely, that which answers the question "How much?"; measure in regard to bulk or amount; determinate or comparative dimensions; measure; amount; bulk; extent; size.

Content

(obsolete) Capacity for containing.

Quantity

That which can be increased, diminished, or measured; especially (Math.), anything to which mathematical processes are applicable.

Content

(mathematics) The n-dimensional space contained by an n-dimensional polytope (called volume in the case of a polyhedron and area in the case of a polygon); length, area or volume, generalized to an arbitrary number of dimensions. Category:en:Higher-dimensional geometry

Quantity

A determinate or estimated amount; a sum or bulk; a certain portion or part; sometimes, a considerable amount; a large portion, bulk, or sum; as, a medicine taken in quantities, that is, in large quantities.
The quantity of extensive and curious information which he had picked up during many months of desultory, but not unprofitable, study.

Content

The greatest common divisor of the coefficients; (of a polynomial with coefficients in an integral domain) the common factor of the coefficients which, when removed, leaves the adjusted coefficients with no common factor that is noninvertible.

Quantity

How much there is of something that you can quantify

Content

(archaic) Alright, agreed.

Quantity

An adequate or large amount;
He had a quantity of ammunition

Content

(transitive) To give contentment or satisfaction; to satisfy; to make happy.
You can't have any more - you'll have to content yourself with what you already have.

Quantity

Something that has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variable

Content

To satisfy the expectations of; to pay; to requite.

Content

Contained within limits; hence, having the desires limited by that which one has; not disposed to repine or grumble; satisfied; contented; at rest.
Having food and raiment, let us be therewith content.

Content

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.
I shall prove these writings . . . authentic, and the contents true, and worthy of a divine original.

Content

Power of containing; capacity; extent; size.
Strong ship's, of great content.

Content

Area or quantity of space or matter contained within certain limits; as, solid contents; superficial contents.
The geometrical content, figure, and situation of all the lands of a kingdom.

Content

Rest or quietness of the mind in one's present condition; freedom from discontent; satisfaction; contentment; moderate happiness.
Such is the fullness of my heart's content.

Content

Acquiescence without examination.
The sense they humbly take upon content.

Content

That which contents or satisfies; that which if attained would make one happy.
So will I in England work your grace's full content.

Content

An expression of assent to a bill or motion; an affirmative vote; also, a member who votes "Content.".
Supposing the number of "Contents" and "Not contents" strictly equal in number and consequence.

Content

To satisfy the desires of; to make easy in any situation; to appease or quiet; to gratify; to please.
Do not content yourselves with obscure and confused ideas, where clearer are to be attained.
Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them.

Content

To satisfy the expectations of; to pay; to requite.
Come the next Sabbath, and I will content you.

Content

Everything that is included in a collection;
He emptied the contents of his pockets
The two groups were similar in content

Content

What a communication that is about something is about

Content

The proportion of a substance that is contained in a mixture or alloy etc.

Content

The amount that can be contained;
The gas tank has a capacity of 12 gallons

Content

The sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned

Content

The state of being contented with your situation in life;
He relaxed in sleepy contentedness
They could read to their heart's content

Content

Something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation;
A moving picture of a train is more dramatic than a still picture of the same subject

Content

Satisfy in a limited way;
He contented himself with one glass of beer per day

Content

Make content;
I am contented

Content

Satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are;
A contented smile

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