Definition of Packet in English :

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Packet meaning in English

Meaning of Packet in English

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Packet pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of packet


1. bundle, package, packet, parcel

a collection of things wrapped or boxed together

2. packet

(computer science) a message or message fragment

3. packet

a small package or bundle

4. mail boat, mailboat, packet, packet boat

a boat for carrying mail

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of packet
a small or medium-sized container of cardboard, paper, etc, often together with its contents
a packet of biscuits
. Usual US and Canadian word: package, pack
a small package; parcel
3. Also called: packet boat
a boat that transports mail, passengers, goods, etc, on a fixed short route
4. slang
a large sum of money
to cost a packet
5. computing
a unit into which a larger piece of data is broken down for more efficient transmission
See also packet switching
6. (transitive)
to wrap up in a packet or as a packet

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see synonyms of packet
1.  Obsolete
a parcel of letters
a small package or parcel
packet boat
4.  British, Informal
a large amount of money
verb transitive
to make up into a packet

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of packet
1. A small pouch, often consisting of two plastic or foil sheets sealed at the edges, used to distribute single portions of products in the form of liquids, powders, or small pieces: a ketchup packet.
2. A small package or bundle: sent me a packet of newspaper clippings.
3. Informal A sizable sum of money.
4. A boat or ship, usually a coastal or river steamer, that plies a regular route and carries passengers, freight, and mail.
5. A short block of data transmitted in a packet-switching network.

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