Content vs System - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between content and system

is that content is (uncountable) that which is contained or content can be satisfaction; contentment while system is system.

As an adjective content

is satisfied; in a state of satisfaction.

As a verb content

is to give contentment or satisfaction; to satisfy; to gratify; to appease.


Etymology 1

From (etyl) ; see contain.


  • (uncountable) That which is contained.
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  • Subject matter; substance.
  • * Grew
  • I shall prove these writingsauthentic, and the contents true, and worthy of a divine original.
  • The amount of material contained; contents.
  • Capacity for holding.
  • * (Francis Bacon)
  • Strong ships, of great 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).
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl), from (etyl) content, from (etyl) ; see contain.


    (en adjective)
  • Satisfied; in a state of satisfaction.
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  • *:This new-comer was a man who in any company would have seemed striking.He was smooth-faced, and his fresh skin and well-developed figure bespoke the man in good physical condition through active exercise, yet well content with the world's apportionment.
  • Derived terms
    * contentment
    * (satisfied) contented, pleased, satisfied

    Etymology 3

    From (etyl) , from (contenter); see content as a verb.


    (en noun)
  • Satisfaction; contentment
  • They were in a state of sleepy content after supper.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Such is the fullness of my heart's content .
  • (obsolete) acquiescence without examination
  • * Alexander Pope
  • The sense they humbly take upon content .
  • That which contents or satisfies; that which if attained would make one happy.
  • * Shakespeare
  • So will I in England work your grace's full content .
  • (UK, House of Lords) An expression of assent to a bill or motion; an affirmate vote.
  • (UK, House of Lords) A member who votes in assent.
  • Derived terms
    * discontent * malcontent

    Etymology 4

    From (etyl) contenter, from ; see content as an adjective.


    (en verb)
  • To give contentment or satisfaction; to satisfy; to gratify; to appease.
  • You can't have any more - you'll have to content yourself with what you already have.
  • * Bible, Mark xv. 15
  • Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them.
  • * I. Watts
  • Do not content yourselves with obscure and confused ideas, where clearer are to be attained.
  • (obsolete) To satisfy the expectations of; to pay; to requite.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Come the next Sabbath, and I will content you.



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    (en noun)
  • A collection of organized things; a whole composed of relationships among its members.
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  • # (label) A set of equations involving the same , which are to be solved simultaneously.
  • # (medicine) The body organs that contribute to a vegetative function.
  • # (label) A set of staffs that indicate instruments or sounds that are to be played simultaneously.
  • A method or way of organizing or planning.
  • *
  • As a political system democracy seems to me extraordinarily foolish, but I would not go out of my way to protest against it. My servant is, so far as I am concerned, welcome to as many votes as he can get. I would very gladly make mine over to him if I could.
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  • # (derogatory) In the system : the mainstream culture, elites, or government of a state, or a combination of them, seen as oppressive to the individual.
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  • Synonyms

    * apparatus, arrangement, complex, composition, logistics, machinery, organization, set up, synthesis, structure

    Derived terms

    * binary system * biological system * closed system * complex adaptive system * complex system * computer system * conceptual system * Copernican system * cultural system * dynamical system * economic system * ecosystem * expert system * formal system * global positioning system * information system * isolated system * legal system * metric system * multi-agent system * nervous system * open system * operating system * out of one's system * physical system * political system * Ptolemaic system * sensory system * social system * sociotechnical system theory * solar system * subsystem * system dynamics * systems art * systems biology * systems categories * systems ecology * systems engineering * systems of measurement * systems science * systems theory

    See also

    * network


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