# nLab content (measure theory)

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This entry is about the notion of “content” in measure theory. For the notion in ring theory, see content (ring theory) and for the notion in combinatorics/representation theory set at hook-content formula. For the contents sidebar of this wiki, see contents. For more disambiguation see content.

### Context

#### Measure and probability theory

measure theory

probability theory

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## Definition

In measure theory, a content on a distributive lattice $(L, \leq, \bot, \vee, \top, \wedge)$ is a valuation $\mu:L \to [0, \infty]$ to the non-negative lower reals such that the valuation of the bottom element is zero and additive if the pair of elements is disjoint.

$\forall a\in L. \forall b \in L. \mu(\bot) = 0$
$\forall a\in L. \forall b \in L. (a \wedge b = \bot) \implies (\mu(a \vee b) = \mu(a) + \mu(b))$