that which a communication medium overtly conveys
- The idea of content is today mainly a hindrance, a nuisance, a subtle or not so subtle philistinism. . . it is the habit of approaching works of art in order to interpret them that sustains the fancy that there really is such a thing as the content of a work of art.
- Susan Sontag (2002). "Against interpretation".
- A quotation from a text or speech.