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6 definitions found
 for packet
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  packet \pack"et\ (p[a^]k"[e^]t), n. [F. paquet, dim. fr. LL.
     paccus, from the same source as E. pack. See Pack.]
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     1. A small pack or package; a little bundle or parcel; as, a
        packet of letters. --Shak.
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     2. Originally, a vessel employed by government to convey
        dispatches or mails; hence, a vessel employed in conveying
        dispatches, mails, passengers, and goods, and having fixed
        days of sailing; a mail boat.
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     Packet boat, Packet ship, or Packet vessel. See
        Packet, n., 2.
  
     Packet day, the day for mailing letters to go by packet; or
        the sailing day.
  
     Packet note or Packet post. See under Paper.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Packet \Pack"et\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Packeted; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Packeting.]
     1. To make up into a packet or bundle.
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     2. To send in a packet or dispatch vessel.
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              Her husband
              Was packeted to France.               --Ford.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Packet \Pack"et\, v. i.
     To ply with a packet or dispatch boat.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  packet
      n 1: a collection of things wrapped or boxed together [syn:
           package, bundle, packet, parcel]
      2: (computer science) a message or message fragment
      3: a small package or bundle
      4: a boat for carrying mail [syn: mailboat, mail boat,
         packet, packet boat]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  48 Moby Thesaurus words for "packet":
     argosy, bale, bark, batch, bindle, boat, bolt, bomb, boodle,
     bottom, bouquet, bucket, budget, bundle, craft, deck, fagot,
     fardel, fasces, fascine, fortune, great deal, hooker, hulk, hull,
     keel, leviathan, loads, lots, mint, nosegay, pack, package, parcel,
     piles, posy, pretty penny, quiver, roll, rouleau, sheaf, ship,
     tidy sum, truss, tub, vessel, wad, watercraft
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  packet
  data packet
  
     The unit of data sent across a network.  "Packet" is a
     generic term used to describe a unit of data at any layer of
     the OSI protocol stack, but it is most correctly used to
     describe application layer data units ("{application
     protocol data unit", APDU).
  
     See also datagram, frame.
  
     (1994-11-30)
  

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