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n. ~ Cataloging · The time period of the intellectual content or subject of the unit being described, often expressed as a date range.

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A content date is distinguished from the creation date, the latter referring to when the materials were made. A contemporary collection of materials about to the Korean War would have a content date in the 20th century and a creation date in the 21st.