Definition of packet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



; ˈpækɪt
1 (British English) a small paper or cardboard container in which goods are packed for sellinga packet of biscuits/cigarettes/crisps compare pack n. (1), package see also pay packet2 a small object wrapped in paper or put into a thick envelope so that it can be sent by mail, carried easily or given as a presentA packet of photographs arrived with the mail.3 (North American English) (British English sachet) a closed plastic or paper package that contains a very small amount of liquid or a powdera packet of instant cocoa mix4 [singular] (British English, informal) a large amount of moneyThat car must have cost a packet.5 (computing) a piece of information that forms part of a message sent through a computer networkThe data transmission is split into a number of packets of equal size.6 (North American English) a set of documents that are supplied together for a particular purposea training packet