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packet

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Trade, Computers
packetpack‧et /ˈpækɪt/ ●●● S2 noun [countable]  1 a) British EnglishBBTCONTAIN/HOLD a container made of paper, plastic, or cardboard that something is sold inpacket of a packet of envelopes a packet of cigarettes a cereal packet b) American English a small flat paper or plastic container that a liquid or powder is sold in syn sachet British English packets of ketchup and mustard2 especially British English a small flat package that is sent by post or delivered to someone Paul tore open the packet as soon as it arrived. pay packet3 cost a packet4 technical a quantity of information that is sent as a single unit from one computer to another on a network or on the Internet
Examples from the Corpus
packetThe Budget doubles the price of beer and puts 3d on a 9d packet of cigarettes.Each publisher had sent it back, in a packet addressed to Currer Bell.The eggs of this species are shed in a packet - that is several stuck together - and sink.I mean, I don't think a packet of crisps and a choc ice is a very spiritual vision.a packet of carrot seedsWe received our membership packets in the mail.Make up Pasta Choice as per packet instructions.The women work exclusively in the packing department, putting coffee into different size packets.The small packets were on the bottom shelf, medium on the middle shelf and large packets on the top.The packet is posted on the electronic bulletin board, and Felton himself reads them all, responding to many himself.
From Longman Business Dictionarypacketpack‧et /ˈpækɪt/ noun [countable]1a small container, usually made of paper, with a set of things in it SYN PACKUnited Biscuits produces 5 billion packets a year.packet ofSupermarkets withdrew thousands of packets of chocolates after discovering a production error.Under a direct-marketing promotion, Quaker Oats sent out packets of coupons to 18 million homes. postal packet2American English a small plastic or paper package containing a product in liquid or paper form SYN SACHETpacket ofa packet of tomato sauce3COMMERCEFINANCEa set of related things or services which are offered or sold together SYN PACKAGEpacket ofHe advised the firm to buy a packet of Jacobs Suchard shares to facilitate the takeover.We are putting together a packet of services from various parts of the bank.4COMPUTING a unit of data that is sent over a computer network such as the Internet. Packets that belong to the same file can travel over different routes and be joined together again when they arrive5cost a packet British English informal to cost a lot of moneyIt can cost a packet to use a mobile abroad.6American English a set of documents kept together between the same coversa 200-page packet of documents7TRANSPORTanother name for package
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