# Content vs. Quantity

## Difference Between Content and Quantity

#### Contentnoun

(uncountable) That which is contained.

#### Quantitynoun

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.*

#### Contentnoun

Subject matter; that which is contained in writing or speech.

#### Quantitynoun

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.*

#### Contentnoun

The amount of material contained; contents.

#### Quantitynoun

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.*

#### Contentnoun

Capacity for holding.

#### Quantitynoun

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.*

#### Contentnoun

(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).

#### Quantitynoun

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

#### Contentnoun

(of a polynomial with coefficients in a GCD domain) 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.

#### Quantitynoun

(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.*

#### Contentnoun

Satisfaction; contentment.

*They were in a state of sleepy content after supper.*

#### Quantitynoun

how much there is of something that you can quantify

#### Contentnoun

(obsolete) Acquiescence without examination.

#### Quantitynoun

an adequate or large amount;

*he had a quantity of ammunition*

#### Contentnoun

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

#### Quantitynoun

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

#### Contentnoun

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

#### Contentnoun

A member who votes in assent.

#### Contentadjective

Satisfied.

#### Contentinterjection

(archaic) Alright, agreed.

#### Contentverb

(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.*

#### Contentverb

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

#### Contentnoun

everything that is included in a collection;

*he emptied the contents of his pockets*

*the two groups were similar in content*

#### Contentnoun

what a communication that is about something is about

#### Contentnoun

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

#### Contentnoun

the amount that can be contained;

*the gas tank has a capacity of 12 gallons*

#### Contentnoun

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

#### Contentnoun

the state of being contented with your situation in life;

*he relaxed in sleepy contentedness*

*they could read to their heart's content*

#### Contentnoun

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*

#### Contentverb

satisfy in a limited way;

*He contented himself with one glass of beer per day*

#### Contentverb

make content;

*I am contented*

#### Contentadjective

satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are;

*a contented smile*