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packing

noun
     
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pack‧ing [uncountable]
1DLT when you put things into cases or boxes so that you can send or take them somewhere:
I can do my packing the night before we leave.
2TIM the material used for packing things so that they can be sent somewhere:
Use plenty of packing.
see usage note package1
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package, packet, packaging, packing, pack
!! Do not confuse these similar words.A package is a parcel, usually sent by post A package containing a bomb was delivered to her home.In American English, a package is also a paper or plastic container that food etc is sold in a package of cookiesIn British English, a packet is a box, bag, or some other container that things are sold in a packet of biscuits a packet of crisps. A packet can also sometimes be called a pack a pack of cigarettes. This meaning of pack is also used in American English.In American English, a packet is a small flat paper or plastic container for something such as tomato ketchup or sugar. The British word for this is sachet.Packaging is material that is put round things that are sold, to protect them or to encourage people to buy them It's the same old stuff in better packaging.Packing is material that is put around things to protect them, especially from getting damaged in the post Carefully remove the computer from its foam packing.See also package

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