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Definition of packet noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a small paper container in which goods are packed for selling a packet of sugar/wildflower seed packets compare pack (1), package
  2. 2a set of documents that are supplied together for a particular purpose a training packet
  3. 3(computing) a piece of information that forms part of a message sent through a computer network The data transmission is split into a number of packets of equal size.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: packet